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Quick guide, benefits and services for the disabled
The quick guide gives you a clear overview of the benefits and services provided by Kela to persons with a disability or chronic illness.Quick guide
- Disability allowance for persons under 16 years
- The disability allowance is intended to provide support in the everyday life of children with a disability or chronic illness.
- Disability allowance for persons aged 16 years or over
- The disability allowance is intended to provide support for young persons and adults with a disability or chronic illness as regards their daily life, studies and work.
- Care allowance for pensioners
- The care allowance is intended to provide support for pensioners with a disability or chronic illness as regards their daily life, maintaining of functional ability, rehabilitation and care.
Economic support and compensations
- Rehabilitation allowance
- Provides economic security during participation in rehabilitation.
- Rehabilitation allowance for young persons
- Young persons can be granted rehabilitation allowance during studies or other rehabilitation intervention whose purpose is to help the client move into work.
- The national pension provides economic support during incapacity for work. Low-income pensioners can also receive a guarantee pension.
- Housing benefits
- Kela provides assistance with housing costs in a number of different ways. If your income is small, you can apply for a housing allowance.
- Reimbursement for medicine expenses
- Kela pays reimbursement for medicines, clinical nutrients and emollient creams prescribed to you for the treatment of your illness.
- Reimbursement for travel costs
- Reimbursement can be paid for travel costs in connection with health care and rehabilitation.
- Social assistance
- Basic social assistance may be available if income and assets do not cover essential daily expenses.
What is rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is a set of measures to help you return to work and education. Kela can offer a number of ways to help you choose your path when you are unsure how to proceed.