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Income support

You can receive basic social assistance from Kela, if your income does not cover essential daily expenses, such as food and housing. Wellbeing services county may provide you with supplementary or preventive social assistance. Wellbeing services counties and companies also provide housing services for the elderly, for people with disabilities, as well as for mental health and substance abuse rehabilitees.

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Persons who are homeless receive help from the social welfare services of their wellbeing services county and from non-governmental organisations.

Social assistance

You can apply for social assistance from Kela and your wellbeing services county, if your income does not cover essential daily expenses.