Families with children and international situations
You may be eligible for benefits for families with children if you move to Finland or come to work in Finland. These benefits include:
• maternity grant
• child benefit
• parental allowances
• child care allowances
• child maintenance allowance.
If you apply for a benefit for the first time after moving to Finland and your entitlement to benefits provided by Kela has not been determined, you should report your move to Finland in our . Please note that our e-service is only available in Finnish and Swedish. You can also complete the and send the completed form to Kela.
If you have applied for a benefit and your application was rejected but your circumstances change, you can apply for the benefit again. Examples of changes in circumstances include
• starting employment
• having your pay raised so that it meets
• being granted a residence permit.
In this case you should also file a notification of moving to Finland in our e-service OmaKela or submit the form Moving to Finland Y 77e (PDF) with your application.
If Kela is currently paying you a benefit and you are moving abroad or starting work abroad, your right to benefits may change. File a notification on moving abroad in our e-service OmaKela or complete and submit the to Kela.
Read more about the right to social security and Kela benefits .