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How to apply for rehabilitation allowance

Follow the below instructions when applying for rehabilitation allowance, partial rehabilitation allowance, rehabilitation allowance for young persons or maintenance allowance.

Apply for the rehabilitation allowance online

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  1. Apply for the rehabilitation allowance online. Please note that the e-service is available in Finnish and Swedish only.
  2. Scan or take a photo of any supporting documents and send them online. Enclose the following with the application:
    • a written decision concerning the rehabilitation, if the rehabilitation services are arranged by some other organisation than Kela Ask the organisation that issued the rehabilitation decision to complete the Kela form titled Ilmoitus kuntoutuspäätöksestä /Notice of rehabilitation decision ( KU114, PDF in Finnish)
    • a personal education and rehabilitation plan and a doctor’s statement B form (KU 110, PDF in Finnish) if you are applying for rehabilitation allowance for young persons

    • a doctor’s statement B, if you are applying for a rehabilitation allowance for the duration of apprenticeship training

    • The rehabilitation allowance is determined on the basis of an annual income. The annual income is calculated on the basis of the income for a 12-month period. When calculating the annual income, Kela only uses wage data that have been reported to the national incomes register.  Read more on the annual income. Read more on the annual income.

    • a statement from your employer detailing the amount of income you have received during the previous six months, if it is at least 20% higher than the income confirmed for tax purposes.

  3. Visit Kela's e-service to see if your application has been decided. You can also see any possible reminders concerning, for instance, documents missing from your application. You will also receive a written decision by mail to your home address.

Alternatively you can fill in and print out  the application for a rehabilitation allowance (KU112e, PDF) or, if you are applying for a rehabilitation allowance for young persons, the application for a rehabilitation allowance for young persons (KU111, PDF in Finnish). Mail your application along with the supporting documents to Kela, PL 10, 00056 KELA.

When to apply

Apply for rehabilitation allowance, partial rehabilitation allowance, rehabilitation allowance for young persons or maintenance allowance within six months of the date on which you want the payment to begin.

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Last modified 26/2/2024

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