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Did you fall ill?

  1. To be able to apply for sickness allowance, see a doctor
    If your incapacity for work lasts longer than the waiting period, you can apply for sickness allowance. To qualify for sickness allowance, you need a medical certificate showing that you are incapable for work. 
    Read more about the sickness allowance.
  2. Find out if you are able to return to work on a part-time basis
    If you are employed, find out if you could work part-time. Working shorter hours and adapting work to your health may promote healing. You can apply for partial sickness allowance for the period of part-time work.
    Learn more about the partial sickness allowance.
  3. Prolonged illness

    If you are ill for more than 60 working days, you need a medical statement B or other documentation showing your incapacity for work. Submit the statement or documentation to Kela. If you are employed and your illness continues for more than 90 working days, you need a statement from the occupational health doctor to get sickness allowance. Submit the statement to Kela. 

  4. If you are incapable for work for over a year
    Find out if you qualify for rehabilitation subsidy or disability pension.
    Learn more about rehabilitation subsidy and disability pension

What else is going on in your life?

  • Do you have a long-term illness or a disability diagnosed by a doctor?

    Find out if you qualify for disability allowance.

  • Do you need rehabilitation?

    Rehabilitation is a way to help persons with an illness or impairment to live a full life, continue working, or return to work.