How to apply for an orphan’s pension from Kela

For a child under 18 years of age, the application can be made on the child's behalf by his/her guardian. A separate application is needed for each child.

  1. Apply for orphan's pension for a child aged under 18 years on form Orphan’s Pension ETK/Kela 7005e.
  2. A young person aged over 18 years who is studying can apply for an orphan's pension for students on form Lapseneläke 18–20-vuotiaalle opiskelijalle (E 292, in Finnish).
  3. Send the application along with the supporting documents to Kela or the authorised pension provider of the deceased.

When to apply

Orphan's pension can be applied for from the beginning of the month following the death of a parent. Applications can be backdated up to 6 months.

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