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Housing benefits provided by Kela

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Kela provides assistance with housing for low-income households by paying housing allowances.

Kela’s benefits for housing are:

  • general housing allowance
  • housing allowance for pensioners
  • housing assistance for conscripts

Kela offers support in various other situations as well. For more information, please see

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Most benefits provided by Kela are generally available on application only. 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, submit documents supporting your application and report changes online using Kela’s OmaKela e-service. You can also check the status of your application and payment dates.

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

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