Home care and allowances

Home care allowance is applied from Kela

Family can apply home care allowance if their child is under 3 years of age and not in daycare organised or supported by municipality. Either of the parents can care for the child at home. The home care allowance (kotihoidon tuki) consists of care allowance and care supplement. 

Home care allowance may be applied when there is at least one child under the age of three in the family and the child is not in municipal daycare. Home care allowance can be paid for the children over the age three, too, if the family has a child under 3 years of age who receives home care allowance.

For more information on the amount, terms and conditions for applying for home care allowance, please visit Kela's website.

It is important to inform Kela about the changed care arrangements or other changes affecting the allowance to prevent overpayments and claims for recovery.