Amount and payment of rehabilitation allowances

 You can estimate the amount of rehabilitation allowance by using the calculator.

The rehabilitation allowance  is determined on the basis of an annual income. The annual income is calculated for a reference period of 12 calendar months prior to the calendar month that precedes the start of the rehabilitation allowance

 

Annual income

There is a gap of 1 month between the reference period and the start of the allowance period, and the income during this time is not taken into account.

Example

If Maija’s entitlement to rehabilitation allowance starts on 25 May 2020, the annual income is calculated for the period of 12 months prior to April, i.e. 1 April 2019–31 March 2020.

The following are taken into account in the annual income:

  • wages and salaries
  • salary for insurance purposes
  • income under the self-employed persons' (YEL) and farmers' (MYEL) pension insurance schemes
  • certain benefits
  • certain compensations for loss of income.

The annual income can consist of one or several of the aforementioned types of income. Kela usually receives the necessary information from the national incomes register and the insurance providers, so this information need not be reported to Kela separately.

Minimum rates of the rehabilitation allowance

The minimum rate of the rehabilitation allowance is EUR 29.05 per working day. During rehabilitation allowance for young persons and vocational rehabilitation, the minimum rate is EUR 33.51 per working day.

Use an online calculator (in Finnish) to estimate the amount of your rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation allowance is taxable income.

Payment

Rehabilitation allowance is paid for working days. Working days are the days from Monday to Saturday. Mid-week holidays do not count as working days.

Other income and payments you receive may reduce the amount of rehabilitation allowance available to you or prevent it from being paid at all.

The rehabilitation allowance is paid to you in arrears once every payment period. After the initial payment period of six days, the rehabilitation allowance is paid to you in instalments of 25 working days or after the rehabilitation has ended. Visit Kela's online customer service (in Finnish) to check the next payment date. Log in using your online banking codes or a mobile ID.

Kela sends the data on rehabilitation allowances paid out to the national incomes register within five days of the date of payment.