Amount and payment of housing assistance

Kela usually pays all of the housing costs of the person performing conscript or other service or those of a qualifying family member if the person entitled to assistance is without income.


Kela pays the housing assistance on the first business day of the month into the account designated by the claimant. Amounts less than €5.04 are not paid.

One-off payments of housing assistance (for example to pay the electricity bill) can be made on any business day.


The conscript's allowance is free from tax.