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Kela's benefits in case of illnes

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Kela provides compensation for expenses and loss of income arising from illness.

Kela’s benefits in cases of illness are:

  • sickness allowance
  • partial sickness allowance
  • infectious disease allowance
  • sickness allowance on account of human cell, tissue and organ donation
  • reimbursements for medicine expenses
  • reimbursements of travel costs
  • compensations for medical treatment

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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