Statistics on child maintenance allowances

Produced by: Kela

Most recent publication 4 June 2018:

Kela's statistics on benefits for families with children 2017 contain key data on maternity, paternity and parental allowances, maternity grants, child benefits, child care allowances and child maintenance allowances paid out by Kela.

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The child maintenance allowance is a Kela benefit aimed at providing economic security to children who do not receive child support from a liable parent. Kela is also responsible for the collection of overdue child support payments. The statistics on child maintenance allowances offer an overall picture of the child maintenance allowance scheme operated by Kela. They provide statistical data on allowance recipients and children covered by the scheme as well as on the allowances paid out and the child support payments collected.

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