Western Insurance District

The Western Insurance District is responsible for handling claims for benefit in an area consisting of the following municipalities.

Phone service

Individual customers are served by Kela’s service numbers, employers by the service number for employers and Kela’s partners by the service number for governmental organisations.

Director of the Western Insurance District

Petri Hannula


PO Box 30, 33056 KELA
Fax 020 634 1599

Claims determination centres:

Centre for Income Security Benefits:
Mervi Laikio-Liesmäki, Head of Centre

Centre for Pensions, Family Benefits and Student Financial Aid:
Marianne Schauman-Lindberg, Head of Centre

Centre for Benefits Supporting Work Capacity and Functioning:
Heikki Heilä, Head of Centre

Centre for Medical Care Benefits:
Riitta Hanka, Head of Centre

Medical Advisory Centre:
Sofia Maleike-Ruohola, Chief Medical Officer

Specialised units:

Kela's customer service point in the Åland Islands:
Hillevi Smeds, Director

Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled:
Sari Paloposki, Head of Centre

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