Financial assistance

Participation in most of the rehabilitation services available from Kela is free of charge. You may be entitled to a rehabilitation allowance for the duration of the rehabilitation. It safeguards your income during rehabilitation.

Kela also offers compensation for rehabilitation-related travel costs. For more information on the compensations for travel costs, see the Sickness section of this website.

If you are between 16 and 19 years of age, and the goal of the rehabilitation is to help you move into working life, you can get a rehabilitation allowance for young people.

The purpose of the start-up grant for self-employment is to help self-employed persons and entrepreneurs with an illness or impairment to start up a business and to acquire necessary tools and equipment.