What will change in 2018?
There will be changes to, for instance, the unemployment benefits and the financial aid for students. The guarantee pension will be increased by EUR 15.Read more
See frequently asked questions about social assistance
How can I apply for social assistance? How do I send my bills and invoices to Kela?Learn more
How social security has built Finland
Kela is currently celebrating a double anniversary: Finland turns 100 and Kela 80 years. To honor this, our researchers took a vote on the most important social security reforms in Finland.Learn more
The maternity package turns 80 – congratulations!
In Finland, families have enjoyed the maternity package for 80 years already. The maternity package is a Finnish innovation in well-being.Read more
Social assistance is a temporary form of financial support which is available only after you have applied for any other social security benefits to which you may be entitled.Learn more
Kela and the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare at the Matka 2018 travel fair
Changes to Kela’s services in Helsinki
New postal address for administrative mail to Kela
Changes to Kela benefits in 2018