What benefits can self-employed persons get from Kela?

As a self-employed person you can get the same benefits from Kela as employees. You can also get reimbursements if you have arranged occupational health services for yourself.

The allowances, such as allowances for parents and the sickness allowance, are determined on the basis of the reported income under the YEL or MYEL pension insurance schemes. As regards some benefits, for instance social assistance, Kela may perform a profitability analysis on your business before granting the benefit.

These pages provide information on the most common situations where you as a self-employed person may need Kela benefits. The pages also contain information on how to apply for benefits.

Further information on all Kela benefits is available via www.kela.fi/web/en.

Kela will send the benefits data to the national incomes register within five days of the date of payment.