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During illness and incapacity for work, you may be eligible for a number of benefits that provide compensation for costs and loss of income. Get an overview of the kind of support Kela can offer.
- Sickness allowance
- The purpose of the sickness allowance is to provide compensation for the loss of income resulting from incapacity from work.
- Partial sickness allowance
- If you are capable of returning to work on a part-time basis, you can get partial sickness allowance.
- Infectious disease allowance
- You may be granted infectious disease allowance if you have been placed in quarantine or isolation, or ordered to stay away from work in order to prevent the spread of an infectious disease.
- Donor allowance
- Sickness allowance on account of human cell, tissue or organ donation (also known as ‘donor allowance’) can be paid to persons who experience loss of income as a consequence of donation and the necessary medical examinations associated with it.
Other benefits in the event of prolonged disability
- Rehabilitation subsidy and disability pension
- If you are ill or disabled for an extended period of time, you can apply for rehabilitation subsidy and disability pension in accordance with the provisions on national pensions and/or earnings-related pensions.
- Rehabilitation allowance
- The purpose of rehabilitation allowance is to provide economic security during rehabilitation.
- Disability allowance
- The purpose of disability allowance is to provide support for persons with a disability or chronic illness.
- Social assistance
- You can apply for social assistance if your income, assets or the other benefits you receive are not sufficient to cover your necessary everyday expenses.