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Housing allowance and basic social assistance for entrepreneurs

If the income you earn from your company is low, you may be entitled to Kela’s general housing allowance. It is intended to help low-income households with their housing costs. The general housing allowance is available for both rental and owner-occupied residences. 

You may encounter a period when your business is not profitable and you have clear difficulties in getting a sufficient income. In this case, you may be entitled to basic social assistance, which you apply for at Kela.


Updated: 5/2/2019