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Work ability assessment

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

The basic purpose of the work ability assessment is to review and assess the work and functional abilities of referred customers between the ages 18 to 63 and their options for receiving rehabilitation and a pension.

An employee at the social service office or employment services will refer the customer for a Work Ability Assessment with a separate referral, attached to which is the customer's signed approval for sharing the information.

After the initial assessment made by a social worker, the customer is referred for possible examinations. Based on these examinations, a specialist doctor will make a B statement, in which the doctor assesses the customer's work abilities and functional abilities, as well as prerequisites for rehabilitation.

Together with the customer, the social worker is in charge of ensuring the progression of the work ability assessment and that the customer is referred for further measures.

To whom and on what terms

Customers between the ages 18 to 63 years, who are referred to the service and whose work abilities, functional abilities and possibilities for receiving a pension need to be assessed.

The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.

The service is free of charge.

Background information

Persons who are unemployed or under threat of unemployment are offered guidance and counselling on issues related to health and social welfare services. These include issues related to health, work ability and rehabilitation. The advisers explain what services are available, how they can be accessed and what the preconditions for using them are. If necessary, counselling on applying for different financial support forms and their coordination is also available.

The unemployed can get counselling for example on telephone or by visiting a service point. The advisers do not make decisions related to the services. TE Office provides advice on job-seeking and access to training.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/23/2022