Starting work in Finland

Miten pääsen Suomen sosiaaliturvaan? Miten saan Kela-kortin? Voinko saada työttömyysturvaa tai perhe-etuuksia? Vaikuttavatko lähtömaan etuudet Kelan etuuksiin? │ How can I become covered by the Finnish social security system? How can I get a Kela card? Can I receive unemployment benefits or family benefits? Do benefits from the country of origin affect the benefits paid by Kela?

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Boel

Starting work in Finland

Lukematon viesti Kirjoittaja Boel » 01 Loka 2019, 15:57

Hi,

I have the intention to start working in Finland during 2020, and have been offered a job already. I am a Swedish Citizen currently working in Sweden. Swedens Försäkringskassan (FPA) says that the day I start working in Finland I am no longer insured in Sweden's social security system. And as far as Ive rean on your webpages it takes 6 months before I can apply for i.e. maternity leave or if get injured in an accident and have to be rehabilitating for a long time, I cant get any sick leave Money the first 6 months? Does this mean that the first 6 months of work in Finland, I have no Social Insurance whatsoever since Sweden no longer backs me up?

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Boel

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Liittynyt: 14 Helmi 2019, 10:13

Re: Starting work in Finland

Lukematon viesti Kirjoittaja Kela | kansainväliset asiat » 02 Loka 2019, 09:48

Hi Boel!

You can become entitled to social security coverage in Finland immediately when moving to Finland, if you move to Finland on a permanent basis or if you work in Finland and the wage amounts to at least EUR 696.60 per month. However, there are some requirements for entitlement to different benefits in the Finnish social security system. For instance the entitlement to parental allowances is residence or employment in Finland of at least 180 days before the due date of birth of the child. You may become entitled to the maternity allowance once you are 154 days into your pregnancy and as mentioned before you must have been entitled to social security coverage in Finland for at least 180 days immediately before the due date of birth of your child. Periods of insurance spent in other EU/EEA countries may count towards the 180-day requirement. Further information on this benefit can be found on our web page: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/maternity-allowance.

About the sickness allowance - if you have come to Finland to work here and your employment lasts for more than four months and it meets the minimum requirements regarding the terms of employment, you can be granted this benefit from Finland for the time of incapacity for work. You must also meet the entitlement criteria for the benefit. Further information on this benefit can be found on our web page: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/sickness-all ... situations.

Your entitlement to social security coverage and Kela benefits will be determined when you apply for a benefit from Kela for the first time after moving to Finland. In addition to the claim for benefit you must complete the notification “Ilmoitus Suomeen muutosta” (Notification of move to Finland) in Kela’s e-service or submit the form Moving to Finland (Y 77e). Final decisions on these matters can not be given in before Kela receives the application forms from the customer and the handling process is finished. For closer information, please see the web page: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/from-other-c ... ed-persons.

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Liittynyt: 10 Loka 2019, 11:37

Re: Starting work in Finland

Lukematon viesti Kirjoittaja SanteriPolonen » 10 Loka 2019, 11:42

Kela | kansainväliset asiat kirjoitti:
02 Loka 2019, 09:48
Hi Boel!

You can become entitled to social security coverage in Finland immediately when moving to Finland, if you move to Finland on a permanent basis or if you work in Finland and the wage amounts to at least EUR 696.60 per month. However, there are some requirements for entitlement to different benefits in the Finnish social security system. For instance the entitlement to parental allowances is residence or employment in Finland of at least 180 days before the due date of birth of the child. You may become entitled to the maternity allowance once you are 154 days into your pregnancy and as mentioned before you must have been entitled to social security coverage in Finland for at least 180 days immediately before the due date of birth of your child. Periods of insurance spent in other EU/EEA countries may count towards the 180-day requirement. Further information on this benefit can be found on our web page: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/maternity-allowance.

About the sickness allowance - if you have come to Finland to work here and your employment lasts for more than four months and it meets the minimum requirements regarding the terms of employment, you can be granted this benefit from Finland for the time of incapacity for work. You must also meet the entitlement criteria for the benefit. Further information on this benefit can be found on our web page: https://toripelit.com https://www.kela.fi/web/en/sickness-all ... situations.

Your entitlement to social security coverage and Kela benefits will be determined when you apply for a benefit from Kela for the first time after moving to Finland. In addition to the claim for benefit you must complete the notification “Ilmoitus Suomeen muutosta” (Notification of move to Finland) in Kela’s e-service or submit the form Moving to Finland (Y 77e). Final decisions on these matters can not be given in before Kela receives the application forms from the customer and the handling process is finished. For closer information, please see the web page: https://www.kela.fi/web/en/from-other-c ... ed-persons.

Kind regards

Mia | Kela International issues
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