How to apply for disability allowance for persons under 16 years

Disability allowance for persons under 16 years cannot be applied for online. The application and supporting documents should be sent to Kela by post.

  1. Complete and print out the form Alle 16-vuotiaan vammaistuki (Disability allowance for persons under 16 years) (EV 258). Continued payment of the allowance and increased allowance are applied for on the same form. Remember to file an application for continued payment in time.
  2. Enclose a medical statement C concerning the child’s health. The statement must have been issued within the last six months.
  3. Mail the application along with all necessary supporting documents to Kela.

When to apply

Kela can award the allowance retrospectively for a maximum of six months.

To avoid interruptions in the payment of the allowance, file your application for continued payment and related documents in good time. Applications for continued payment of the disability allowance should be filed within six months of the end of the previous payment period, however.

A new medical statement is usually needed for an application for increased benefit. However, a new statement is not needed if increased benefit is applied for on account of special expenses.

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