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An extra clothing expense, caused by a disability

Financial support for commissioning clothing or significant changes or due to faster than normal wear and tear of clothes, due to the disability.

The purpose is that the disabled person may acquire suitable clothing, at the same costs as other citizens.

The service is applied for from the social worker of the social work services for the disabled of the customer's own residential area, through a Disability Services Application form. Swedish-speaking customers should apply for the services via the Eastern Office of the social work services for the disabled, where they can receive service in Swedish.

This is a case-specific financial support measure, which is granted within the frame of reserved allocated funds. Up to half of the costs can be compensated.


Service needs are assessed, based on a doctors statement. Together with the customer, the social worker will compile an assessment on reasonable costs, which is correlated with the average wear and tear of clothes.

The customer will personally deliver a cost estimate for the assessment of the required financial support or the receipts of the actual occurred costs.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Related service points and contact information:


The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division

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