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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Social assistance

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

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

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/24/2022