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 a form.
You can submit the completed claim to any Kela office. The description field of each form indicates whether the benefit in question can be claimed online.
Forms in Finnish can be found in our Finnish-language site and forms in Swedish our Swedish-language site. The forms available in the Sami language can be accessed through our Finnish-language service.
If the form you need is not available online, contact Kela's local office or other customer service point. If you need several copies (for example for professional reasons), e-mail your order to email@example.com. Indicate the form's ID or title, the number of copies you need, your name, and the name and address of your employer.
Instructions for using the forms
The forms are in PDF format. You need a separate program to use PDF forms (for example Adobe Reader). It is available as a free download on the Adobe website. To make sure that the forms work properly, we recommend that you use the latest version.
There are two kinds of PDF forms. Some you can fill out on your computer and then print, while others you can only view and then print to fill out by hand.
How to open PDF forms
Click ‘Download’ to open the form.
How to save PDF forms
PDF forms can be saved by clicking the save button in Adobe Reader. Please note that Adobe Reader only lets you save the basic form and not the text you write on it. To save a completed form, you will need e.g. Foxit Reader, which is available for free, or Adobe Acrobat, which you can buy and download on the Adobe website.
How to print PDF forms
The best way to print PDF forms is to click the print button in Adobe Reader. Once filled in, the claimant’s personal identity code will be automatically printed at the bottom of each page.
How to fill out PDF forms
PDF forms that you can fill out on your computer come with instructions that are displayed as yellow notes. The instructions can be opened by double-clicking the note and closed by clicking the upper right corner.
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.
Some problems may be caused by an old or defective version of Adobe Reader, in which case you will have to reinstall it.