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Rehabilitation assistance

The purpose of rehabilitation assistance is to help rehabilitation clients find work after a rehabilitation intervention arranged by Kela. The need for rehabilitation assistance is evaluated individually. You can get rehabilitation assistance if, after completing rehabilitation, you start a job where you earn significantly less than what you used to, or if you start a job training programme.

You cannot get rehabilitation assistance if you have a right to unemployment allowance or labour market subsidy.

Amount and payment

Rehabilitation assistance is paid after a completed rehabilitation intervention and for periods of time in which you are working.

The amount of the rehabilitation assistance is assessed individually. However, it is at least equal in amount to the rehabilitation allowance. Rehabilitation assistance is taxable income.

Kela sends the data on rehabilitation assistances paid out to the national incomes register within five days of the date of payment.

How to apply for rehabilitation assistance

Complete and print out a paper application form (KU113, PDF) and mail it to Kela along with the supporting documents.

When to apply

Apply for rehabilitation assistance within six months of the date on which you last received rehabilitation allowance.

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Last modified 14/12/2023

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