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Kela's benefits for families with children

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Kela supports families with children, starting from the child’s birth and as the child grows. Parents are entitled to family leave and Kela benefits.

Kela's benefits for families with children are:

  • maternity grant
  • adoption grant
  • special pregnancy allowance
  • pregnancy allowance
  • paternity allowance
  • parental allowance
  • child benefit
  • child care allowances
  • child maintenance allowance ...

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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