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Financial support when you are ill

Remember that

  • workers who earn a wage, self-employed persons and people who are unemployed have a right to sickness allowance.
  • the amount of the allowance depends on your salaries, certain benefits and other income.

If you are ill and unable to work for more than two weeks, you have a right to sickness allowance paid by Kela. You will get the minimum allowance even if you do not have a job and earn money.


Text edited by: Suomi.fi editorial team
Updated: 8/5/2020