Kela provides financial assistance to families with children in many ways, starting from expecting a baby. With the help of Kela, parents can be with their children during the important first months. Later, Kela supports the care of the child and costs caused by having a child.
• maternity grant• maternity, special maternity,paternity and parental allowance• child benefit• child care allowances• assistance for ill and disabledchildren• child maintenance allowance
You can get beneifts for families with children from Kela if you are covered by the Finnish social security system and you live in Finland permanently. Others who work in Finland can sometimes get assistance as well.
Students moving to Finland for studying are considered to be resident in Finland temporarily. The exception to this are students moving from another Nordic country, who can gain social security coverage in Finland if they are recorded in the Finnish population register as being resident in Finland.
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