Report changes that affect the housing allowance for pensioners

If you are paid housing allowance for pensioners, notify Kela if

  • your family circumstances change (marriage, cohabitation, registered partnership, separation or divorce)
  • you leave an accommodation for which you were granted housing allowance
  • your housing costs increase or decrease by EUR 184 or more per year
  • your income (or the combined income of you and your spouse/partner) increases by EUR 921 or more per year
  • your income (or the combined income of you and your spouse/partner) decreases by EUR 460 or more per year
  • there is a change in your income or assets or in the income or assets of your spouse or partner
  • your spouse/partner becomes entitled (or loses entitlement) to housing allowance
  • the number of people living in your home changes
  • you are granted general housing allowance
  • continuing institutional care begins or ends
  • you move or stay abroad.

Notify Kela also if your housing costs increase.

Report any changes online. Log in to Kela's e-service (in Finnish and Swedish) using your online banking codes or a mobile ID.

Alternatively you can complete and print out an application form for housing allowance for pensioners AE 1 (in Finnish, pdf) and mail it to Kela along with the supporting documents.