Statutes, administrative guidelines and terminology
Updated texts of the key legislation relevant to Kela’s operations are available on the Finlex website of the Ministry of Justice, which can be accessed free of charge.
Kela’s (in Finnish) offer guidance on how to interpret specific laws. They are used at Kela mainly for deciding benefit claims and counselling individual customers. The administrative guidelines are intended primarily for Kela and its partners.
encompass not only the rights guaranteed by the Finnish constitution and social welfare legislation, together with the available avenues of redress, but also international social human rights and their control mechanisms.