Statistics on conscript's allowances

Producer: Kela - The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

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These statistics describe the conscript's allowances paid out by Kela. Approaching the topic from a variety of perspectives, they provide statistical data about the number of recipients of conscripts' allowances, the number of persons covered, and the allowances paid out.

Data content

Recipients of conscript's allowance, persons covered by the conscript's allowance scheme, amounts paid out as basic assistance and as assistance towards housing, maintenance and various specific expenses, and the amounts paid towards interest on student debt.

Classifications used

Allowance component, conscript/family member, type of service (military/alternative), general regional classifications, age and sex.

Data collection methods and data sources

The statistics on conscripts' allowances are compiled from individual-level statistical registers, which are based on benefit databases created in the course of providing conscripts' allowances.

Updating frequency

Published monthly and once per calendar year.

Time of completion or release

Monthly statistics are published in the month following the statistical reference month. Annual statistics are released by the middle of the following year.

Time series

The annual time series on the conscript's allowance are comparable from 1994 to 2012 and from 2014 onward.


Social security, conscript's allowances, housing allowance, conscripts, men performing non-military service, men and women performing military service.

Contact information

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