Home care allowance and Helsinki supplement
If a family has a child under 3 years of age, the parents can choose to receive home care allowance as an alternative to municipal daycare services.
The home care allowance consists of
- basic allowance
- income-dependent care supplement
- Helsinki supplement.
|Home care allowance||Care allowance||Care allowance supplement*||Helsinki
|When a family has a child under 18 months of age||338,34||0-181,07||264||602,34-783,91|
|When a family has a child aged 18-24 months||338,34||0-181,07||218,64||556,98-738,05|
|When a child has turned 2 but is under 3 years of age||338,34||0-181,07||134,55||472,89-653,96|
*The care allowance supplement is determined by the income of the family.
**The Helsinki supplement is only paid for the family’s youngest child.
If there are other siblings in the family who are under the age of 3, each child is entitled to a total of 102,17 EUR.
When the siblings are over the age of 3, but under school age, they are entitled to 65,65 EUR/child.
The home care allowance with the Helsinki supplement can be applied from Kela (form WH1e).
Form WH1e (pdf)
Families who have adopted a child at least three years of age are entitled to the Helsinki supplement for adopted children.Helsinki supplement for adopted children
This allowance is for families into which more than one child have been born or adopted at the same time.Allowance for families with two or more children