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Social assistance

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  • Helsinki
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You have to apply for basic social assistance from Kela. You can apply for supplementary and preventive social assistance with the same application which Kela will forward to the City of Helsinki.

To whom and on what terms

Social assistance or income support is a last-resort financial assistance that is meant to be a temporary benefit for a person or a family with economic problems.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Basic information

Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 12/5/2019