Instructions for using the forms

PDF versions of benefit claim forms can be found on the menu located on the left side of the page. The forms are arranged by topic. Click Download to open the desired form. Most of the benefits available from Kela can also be claimed online.

You need a separate program to work with PDF forms. To make sure that the forms work properly, we recommend that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. It 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 along with any supporting documents to Kela.

Health care forms

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

They are also available for professional use in the 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. If you try again immediately, the program 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 Acrobat 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 Acrobat Reader, in which case you will have to reinstall it.

Most downloaded forms

Form ID Description Link
Notification - Moving to Finland Y 77e The form is enclosed with the application when a person who moves to Finland or who works in Finland for a Finnish employer applies for a benefit from Kela.
Moving to or from Finland
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Application - General housing allowance AT 1e General housing allowance application and review form.
General Housing Allowance
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Application - Kela card SV 157e Form used to apply for a Kela card when moving to Finland or for a new Kela card to replace a lost or destroyed card.
Kela card Medicines and entitlement to special reimbursement of medicine expenses Reimbursements of medical expenses
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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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Notification - Moving from Finland or employment abroad Y 38e The form is used to report employment abroad or over 6 months long stays abroad.
Moving to or from Finland
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