Maintenance assistance

Kela can pay maintenance assistance for eligible children on behalf of conscripts who are liable for monthly child support payments under a court order or a written agreement confirmed by the municipal social welfare board, and are unable to make such payments while performing their service. The maintenance assistance is paid at the same amount as the child support.

Only the conscript's own income affects the amount of the maintenance assistance.

Kela does not pay basic assistance for children entitled to maintenance assistance.

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