Instructions for using the forms

PDF versions of benefit claim forms can be found on the menu located on the left side of the page. The forms are arranged by topic. Click Download to open the desired form. Most of the benefits available from Kela can also be claimed online.

You need a separate program to work with PDF forms. To make sure that the forms work properly, we recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download on the Adobe website.

You can also download PDF forms to your computer. Use the toolbar buttons in Acrobat Reader to save and print out the form. Mail the completed form along with any supporting documents to Kela.

If you need several copies (for example for professional reasons), e-mail your order to lomakevarasto@kela.fi. Indicate the number or name of the form, the number of copies you need, your name, and the name and address of your employer.

Health care forms

Forms intended for health care professionals are available primarily through the patient information system used in each organisation.

They are also available for professional use in the PDF format on the Terveysportti and Lääkäriportaali portals and in the members section of the Finnish Medical Association website.

Problem situations

The downloading of a form may sometimes fail because of connection problems, in which case you will see an error message. If you try again immediately, the program may retrieve the same error message from your computer’s cache. Clear the cache to see if the problem goes away.

If you are unable to fill in or print a form, make sure that you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Alternative PDF readers or viewers do not necessarily support all of the fill-in functions used in the forms. Some problems may be caused by an old or defective version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, in which case you will have to reinstall it.

Most downloaded forms

Form ID Description Content
Application - Social assistance TO 1e The form is used when applying for social assistance from Kela.
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Claim - Unemployment benefits TT 1e This form is used to claim unemployment allowance and labour market subsidy.
Labour Market Subsidy Basic Unemployment Allowance
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Application - Parental benefits for mothers SV 9e Parental benefits for mothers on account of the birth or adoption of a child. Mothers can apply for maternity allowance, parental allowance, partial parental allowance, special maternity allowance, maternity grant, child benefit and adoption grant.
Child Benefit Adoption Grant Maternity, Paternity and Parental Allowances Maternity Grant
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Application - Social security coverage when moving to Finland Y 77e This form is intended for persons living in Finland or working for a Finnish employer who wish to apply for coverage under the Finnish residence-based social security system for themselves and their family members.
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Application - Social assistance - Rental security deposit TO 2e The form is used when applying for rental security deposit in the form of social assistance.
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