Frequently asked questions about the corona virus situation

On this page, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about how the coronavirus epidemic affects benefits from Kela.

Services and contacts to Kela

Read about how the epidemic affects Kela’s services and the handling of matters with Kela under Update on the coronavirus situation. There you will also find press releases related to the topic.

Temporary financial assistance due to an epidemic outbreak

Attention

You may be entitled to temporary financial assistance due to an epidemic outbreak if you take an unpaid leave from work because

  • you have come to Finland from abroad and are therefore placed in conditions equivalent to quarantine
  • you will be looking after a child who normally would be in day care or school.

You can receive the assistance on the basis of childcare responsibilities at the most until 13 May.

Read more about the temporary financial assistance due to an epidemic outbreak.

Sickness allowance on account of an infectious disease

Partial sickness allowance and sickness allowance

Reimbursements of medical care expenses

Reimbursements for medicine costs

Reimbursements for travel costs

Using a taxi

International situations

Family benefits

Disability allowances

Social assistance (income support)

Attention

Prior to applying for basic social assistance, you must find out whether you may be entitled to other social benefits, including unemployment benefits, housing benefits, benefits for parents, or sickness allowance.

Read more:

Unemployment

Attention

A number of temporary changes have been made to the unemployment benefits available to employees and self-employed persons, which will raise benefit levels and loosen some eligibility criteria.

Read the application instructions and an overview of the changes:

Housing allowance

Students

Adult education allowance

Rehabilitation

Disability pension