Brochures

Kela produces benefit guides and leaflets covering the entire range of social security benefits available from Kela. Some brochures are available in Finnish and Swedish only, but some are translated to English and other languages.

These publications are available online in PDF format. To view them, you must have installed Adobe® Reader® (available as a free download on the Adobe website).

In English

Home and family (pdf) in euros 2018 (pdf)
Benefits for families with children and housing allowances
Health and Rehabilitation (pdf) in euros 2018 (pdf)
Compensation for illness and daily allowances, rehabilitation and disability benefits
Studying (pdf) and in euros 2018 (pdf)
Financial support for students and allowances for military conscripts
Unemployment (pdf) in euros 2018 (pdf)
Financial support for the unemployed
How to submit your unemployment status report online (pdf)
Pensions and retirement (pdf) in euros 2018 (pdf)
Pension security, housing allowance and care allowance
Moving to or away from Finland (pdf)
How to get into the Finnish social security system and what happens when you move from Finland to another country?
Basic social assistance (pdf)  in euros 2018 (pdf)

Kela benefits in euros 2018 (pdf)

How to apply for Kela benefits and send supporting documents online (pdf)

How to submit your unemployment status report online (pdf)

Book an appointment for a visit to a customer service point or for phone service (pdf)

Social assistance in brief (pdf)

Changes in benefit amounts may affect the social assistance (pdf)

Social Security in Finland (pdf)

Posting abroad (pdf)

Rehabilitation - Towards a Better Life (pdf)
Rehabilitaton Development Programme 2015

Payment dates for Pensions (2018) (pdf)

Changes to social assistance payments (pdf)