Language courses and social security

Hur kan jag börja omfattas av den finländska sociala tryggheten? Hur får jag ett FPA-kort? Kan jag få arbetslöshetsförmåner eller familjeförmåner? Inverkar förmåner från utreselandet på FPA-förmånerna? │ 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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AlexandraMaria

Language courses and social security

Oläst inlägg av AlexandraMaria » 05 maj 2019, 15:11

Hello Fpa, my name is Alexandra and I am a russian citizen. Recently, I got a finnish recidence permit based on family ties (I am married to a finnish man) and I have a finnish social security number. This permit is valid for one year, is it possible for me to get some kind of social benefit when I will attend finnish and swedish language courses? This courses is not full time I think but question is if I am in some way eligible by the finnish social benefits (for example opinto-tuki)?

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Re: Language courses and social security

Oläst inlägg av FPA | internationella ärenden » 08 maj 2019, 11:21

Dear AlexandraMaria

To start with I would advise you to fill in the forms SV157e (Application for the Kela-card) and y77e (Notification when moving to Finland) and forward them to Kela. These forms are available on our web site.

Related to the language course you might be entitled to unemployment benefit. You should be permanently resident in Finland and covered under the Finnish social security system. Please be in contact with TE-Services (Public employment services) concerning the right for applying the benefit from Kela in connection to your language course.

Further information over the benefits in your situation is available on our web site:

https://www.kela.fi/web/en/from-other-c ... ly-members


Concerning study grant (opintotuki) I will forward your question to a column specializing on this benefit and you will then find the answer here.


Kind regards

Tiina | Kela international issues
FPA:s e-tjänster finns på adressen http://www.fpa.fi/etjanst!

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AlexandraMaria

Re: Language courses and social security

Oläst inlägg av AlexandraMaria » 08 maj 2019, 17:16

Thank you for your reply. I just want lo learn finnish and swedish so I can start working in the accounting business from which I have a good education and long working experience.

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Re: Language courses and social security

Oläst inlägg av FPA | internationella ärenden » 09 maj 2019, 13:05

AlexandraMaria, that sounds like a very good plan. Good luck with your language studies!

Regards,

Tiina | Kela international issues
FPA:s e-tjänster finns på adressen http://www.fpa.fi/etjanst!