How to apply for vocational rehabilitation

It is not yet possible to apply online for vocational rehabilitation, which can take the form of vocational rehabilitation assessments, education and training, vocational rehabilitation supporting the integration into work, KIILA rehabilitation. vocational rehabilitation courses, training try-outs, start-up grants for self-employment, and assistive devices. The application must be submitted on a application form.

  1. First see your doctor, who will assess your need for rehabilitation, if necessary recommend rehabilitation, and write a doctor's statement B.
  2. Fill in the form for vocational rehabilitation (KU 101, PDF). Among the alternatives listed on the form, select the type of rehabilitation for which you are applying.
    • If your application concerns assistive devices, fill in and print out a form (KU103, PDF) .
  3. Enclose with your application a doctor's statement B if your doctor has not already submitted it to Kela. If you are applying for
  4. Send your application online:
    • Save the application and attachments on your device.
    • If the application or attachments are on paper you can photograph or scan them.
    • Log in to the e-service. It is only available in Finnish and Swedish. Go to Messages (Viestit).
    • Choose the files from your device and press Send (Lähetä).
    • When you send your application online you don’t need to sign it.

      Another option is to send the application by mail:

    • Sign the application and send it with the supporting documents to Kela, PL 10, 00056 KELA.
  5. You also have the option of booking an appointment for a personal interview. Kela may also invite you to an interview.
  6. A written decision on your application will be sent to you by post. You can also view the decision on our e-service.The decision will also be communicated to the rehabilitation provider, who will reserve a place for you in the rehabilitation and accept it as a voucher covering the cost of the rehabilitation. Finally, it is also notified to the doctor who recommended the rehabilitation.

When to apply

File your application with Kela before the start of the rehabilitation. Please note that if the rehabilitation measure has already started, Kela can only cover it from the beginning of the month of application. In exceptional cases, it is possible to move the application deadline backwards by six months.

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