System for electronic exchange of information EESSI

The system for electronic exchange of social security information (EESSI) is a new system for exchange of information between the social security institutions in the EU countries.

The system is used when processing cases related to social security that concern several countries. Via the system, the social security institutions in the EU countries can exchange information speedily and safely. When all EU countries have started using the system for electronic exchange of information, the sending of paper forms between the social security institutions will end.

The system for electronic exchange of social security information will be introduced in Finland in stages, starting towards the end of 2019. For the customers, the introduction of the system will not cause any changes.

Kela is responsible for maintaining the Finnish EESSI contact point

In preparation for the introduction of the system, each EU country will establish a national contact point. Kela is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the Finnish contact point. Via the contact point, information is exchanged between the Finnish authorities and the social security institutions in the other EU countries. There is a total of about 15,000 social security institutions in the EU and EEA countries and in Switzerland. 

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