Instructions for using the forms

The benefit application forms can be found arranged according to topic on the menu on this page. The forms are in PDF format. Click Download PDF to open the desired form. You can also apply for most Kela benefits electronically via our e-service.

To use forms in PDF format, you need the latest version of the program Adobe Reader. By using the latest version, you ensure that the functionalities of the forms function properly. The program is available as a free download on the Adobe website.

You can also download PDF forms to your computer. Use the toolbar buttons in Acrobat Reader to save and print out the form.

Mail the completed form and any supporting documents to Kela at the address Kela, PL 10, 00056 KELA.

Health care forms

Forms intended for healthcare professionals are available primarily through the patient information system used in each organisation.

They are also available for professional use in PDF format on the Terveysportti and Lääkäriportaali portals and in the members section of the Finnish Medical Association website.

Problem situations

The downloading of a form may sometimes fail because of connection problems, in which case you will see an error message. The next time, the web browser may retrieve the same error message from your computer’s cache. Clear the cache to see if the problem goes away.

If you are unable to fill in or print a form, make sure that you are using Adobe Reader. Alternative PDF readers or viewers do not necessarily support all of the fill-in functions used in the forms. Some problems may be caused by an old or defective version of Adobe Reader, in which case you will have to reinstall it. A new version is available as a free download on the Adobe website.

The forms are not yet accessible, in other words, they cannot for instance be used with a screen reader. Read more about accessibility in the accessibility statement.

Calculation functions in PDF forms and how to enter amounts

When you use forms with calculation functions, you should make sure that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader.

When you enter amounts on a form, please use 

  • a period (full stop) as thousands separator and a comma as decimal separator (1.234,00 €) in forms in Finnish, Swedish and Sami.
  • a comma as thousands separator and a period (full stop) as decimal separator (1,234.00 €) in forms in English.

Most downloaded forms

Form ID Description Link
Application - Social assistance TO 1e The form is used when applying for social assistance from Kela.
Social assistance
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Claim - Child home care allowance - Private day care allowance WH 1e This form is used to claim financial assistance with child care arrangements when day-care services are not obtained from the local government.
Child care subsidies
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Application - Parental benefits for mothers SV 9e Parental benefits for mothers on account of the birth or adoption of a child. Mothers can apply for maternity allowance, parental allowance, partial parental allowance, special maternity allowance, maternity grant, child benefit and adoption grant.
Child Benefit Adoption Grant Maternity, Paternity and Parental Allowances Maternity Grant
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Claim - Sickness allowances SV 8e The form is used when claiming sickness allowance and reporting accidents.
Sickness Allowance
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Application - Entitlement to medical care when moving to Finland SV 141e With this form you can ask Kela to determine your entitlement to medical care and reimbursements if you move to Finland or stay in Finland. Also use this form if you work in Finland but live in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland.
Moving to or from Finland
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