Everyone has the right to live an equal life and to participate in society irrespective of any disability. Local authorities are responsible for providing the services required by the disabled and for helping disabled people to cope in their home environment.
Rehabilitation, education and help with daily life are available to people with various disabilities. Kela can advise on financial support intended for the disabled. Disabled people can, for example, receive exemption from vehicle tax.
A written application must normally be made to the local authority when applying for services. Help and advice in applying for municipal services are provided by social workers responsible for services for the disabled.
Special organisations for the disabled provide help and advice as well as a way of making the voices of the disabled heard.
All of Finland
- National council on disability link
The National Council on Disability is an co-operative organ for authorities, disability organisations and organisations for relatives of disabled people.
National Council on Disability
- Kela - Customer Service Locator link
You can contact any one of Kela's customer service points. Use the Customer Service Locator to find your nearest Kela office and to see their details and opening hours.
Social Insurance Institution of Finland Kela
- Disability services link
Disability policy, rehabilitation and aids, entitlement to benefits, services for children and families.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health