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With you throughout life – Supporting you through times of change

Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, is a government agency that provides basic economic security for everyone living in Finland. Kela’s customers comprise everyone who is covered under the Finnish social security system. Kela’s customers also include employer organisations that handle certain of their employees’ Kela-related matters.

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In Kela’s new strategy the customer experience is given prime importance

Kela’s new vision highlights the important role of well-functioning, comprehensive and evolving social security services in fostering wellbeing in society.

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The Government proposes changes to the general housing allowance

The changes concern especially persons who rent only a part of a home. Starting from the beginning of 2018, only 80% of the maximum housing costs for the whole home would be acceptable as regards such persons.

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An external evaluation of the transfer of the social assistance from the municipalities to Kela showed shortcomings in risk management

Kela's Parliamentary Trustees request that Kela’s Board of Directors studies the external evaluation and proposes measures to the Trustees that must be initiated following the evaluation.