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Entrepreneur's sickness allowance

As an entrepreneur you may be entitled to sickness allowance for the period of your incapacity for work. Ask for a medical certificate of your incapacity for work and submit a daily allowance application to Kela as soon as you receive the certificate. You can apply for sickness allowance for two months after the day you fall ill. The amount of your daily allowance will be determined on the basis of your income from work. You will not receive actual sickness allowance for the waiting period but you may receive YEL or Mela daily allowance.

Use Kela’s sickness allowance calculator to estimate the amounts you are entitled to (the calculator is in Finnish).Opens in a new window.

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Updated: 23/2/2023