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You can call our automated phone service to find out the payment dates of many benefits.

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Phone services

020 634 2550 (open 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday)
Conscripts
Families with children
Housing benefits
Social assistance
Students
Unemployment

020 634 2650 (open 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday)
Death of a family member
Disability
Kela card, European Health Insurance Card
Pensioners
Rehabilitation
Sickness

International situations 020 634 0200 (1 June to 31 August, open 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday)
Social security when moving to or from Finland and in other international situations
(See also Centre for International Affairs)

North Sámi-speaking customers 020 634 0402 (open 9 am to 11 am Tuesday and Thursday) 
The customer service specialists provide guidance and advice in North Sámi concerning all Kela benefits. See also the page in North Sámi.  

Inari and Skolt Sámi-speaking customers
Customer service in Inari and Skolt Sámi is available via an interpreter. Send your request for an interpreter in advance by calling our phone service, by sending a message via the eServices or by visiting our service point. Our customer service specialists or the interpreter will contact you. See also the pages in Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi.

Russian-speaking customers 020 6344 901 (open 10 am to 12 and 1 pm to 3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
The customer service specialist provide guidance and advice in Russian concerning all Kela benefits. The service is intended for persons whose proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English is not sufficient to contact Kela in any other way.

Arabic-speaking customers 020 6344 902 (open 10 am to 12 and 1 pm to 3 pm Tuesday to Thursday)
The customer service specialist provide guidance and advice in Arabic concerning all Kela benefits. The service is intended for persons whose proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English is not sufficient to contact Kela in any other way.

Somali-speaking customers 020 634 4905 (open 10­ am to 12 and 1 pm to 3 pm Monday and Friday)
The customer service specialist provide guidance and advice in Somali concerning all Kela benefits. The service is intended for persons whose proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English is not sufficient to contact Kela in any other way. The phone service is closed on Friday 16 August. 

Customer fax number for benefit matters 020 634 1599
All documentation that is needed for any application (except documentation in connection with child maintenance allowance) can be submitted online. When you submit the documentation online, this will speed up the processing of the application.

Call charges

Charges for calling Kela's customer service:

  • calls from a landline phone: standard local network rate
  • calls from a mobile phone: standard mobile rate
  • calls from outside Finland: international rate as applicable

The actual cost depends on your operator. If you have a phone plan, you should check with the operator whether your plan covers calls to 020 numbers.

Calling from overseas/International calls

If calling from outside Finland, first dial +358 followed by the telephone number of your choice without the first zero. E.g., Pensioners, +358 20 692 222.

Calls from Kela

Any telephone calls from Kela to you show up as originating from an unknown number.

Please note that we record telephone calls to and from our call centre in order to document the transaction and to improve the quality of our service.