When a self-employed person gets ill
Self-employed persons are entitled to sickness allowance and partial sickness allowance provided by Kela. In case of prolonged illness, possible benefits include rehabilitation subsidy or disability pension.
If you get ill
Return to work
- Sickness allowance is usually payable for a maximum of 300 working days (about a year). After that, sickness allowance is normally not paid for the same illness until you have been fit for work for a year.
- If the illness continues and you cannot work, you may be granted rehabilitation subsidy or disability pension.