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Improved guidance at kela.fi for customers in changing life situations

A new and improved version of the kela.fi website will be launched. The updated section about unemployment and the new front pages for all the main sections of the site are the first to be launched. Customers have been involved in the development of the website.

There will be several changes to Kela unemployment benefits in 2024

The child increases to basic unemployment allowance and labour market subsidy paid by Kela will be discontinued as of 1 April 2024. There will be changes to the work requirement for employees from 2 September 2024. The work requirement will be extended to 12 months and it will be based on wage income.

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General housing allowance reduced in 2024

Parliament has approved cuts to the general housing allowance, which will reduce the rates of the allowance in 2024. General housing allowance will also no longer be available for owner-occupied housing as from 1 January 2025.

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