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Disability benefits and services

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  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Kela supports persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses in maintaining their functional ability and coping with everyday life, as well as their participation in studies and work.

Kela’s disability benefits and services are:

  • disability allowance for persons under 16 years
  • disability allowance for persons aged 16 years or over
  • care allowance for pensioners
  • interpreter service for the d ...

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The benefits provided by Kela are usually available on application only. You can also authorise another person to handle your matters for you. However, reimbursements of medical, pharmaceutical and travel expenses are available as direct on-the-spot reimbursements, with no application required.

You can apply for most benefits online using Kela’s OmaKela e-service. In OmaKela, you can also submit documents supporting your application and report changes, as well as check the status of your application and the payment dates for your benefits.

If you need help, call Kela’s customer service number or visit a Kela service point.

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Text edited by: Kela
Updated: 19/5/2023