Are you waiting for a letter?
Kela has sent a letter about the activation model to the unemployed. You can also view it online.Read more
What changed in 2018?
There have been changes to, for instance, the unemployment benefits and the financial aid for students. The guarantee pension has increased by EUR 15.Read more
See frequently asked questions about social assistance
How can I apply for social assistance? How do I send my bills and invoices to Kela?Learn more
How social security has built Finland
Kela is currently celebrating a double anniversary: Finland turns 100 and Kela 80 years. To honor this, our researchers took a vote on the most important social security reforms in Finland.Learn more
Social assistance is a temporary form of financial support which is available only after you have applied for any other social security benefits to which you may be entitled.Learn more
Change in the criteria for satisfactory academic progress in higher education
”Absolutely wonderful”: The 2018 edition of the maternity package stays true to tradition
Deadline for requesting a review of financial aid overpayments subject to recovery action is 22 March 2018
The EU Disability Card will become available in Finland in May 2018