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Home care allowance and Helsinki supplement

Child home care allowance can be applied for by families who have a child under the age of 3 being taken care of at home. It is not possible to receive child home care allowance if a child is in municipal early childhood education. 

Child home care allowance and Helsinki supplement are applied from Kela.

The child home care allowance consists of

  • care allowance
  • income-related care supplement
  • municipal Helsinki supplement

Please note! The Helsinki supplement of child home care allowance will change from 1 June 2021 onwards. Read more about the change in the client notice PDFs below: 


Child home care allowance 1 June 2021 onwards :

Child home care allowance Care allowance* Care supplement** Helsinki
supplement***
Allowance
in total
When a family has a child under 12 months of age 342.95 EUR 0–183.53 EUR 264 EUR 606.95–790.48           EUR
When a child has turned 1 but is under 3 years of age 342.95   EUR 0– 183.53   EUR EUR 342.95–526.48           EUR

* 102.67 euros per child is paid for other siblings under the age of 3, and 65.97 euros per child is paid for other siblings over the age of 3 but under school age.

** The amount of the care supplement depends on the family's size and gross income and it is paid only for one child.

*** The Helsinki supplement is paid only for the family’s youngest child of whom child care allowance is paid for.

Helsinki supplement for adopted children

Please note! The Helsinki supplement for adopted children has changed from 1 June 2021 onwards. Read more about the change in the client notice PDF: Helsinki supplement for adopted children - client notice (PDF)

Allowance for families with two or more children is for families into which more than one child have been born or adopted at the same time.

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12.08.2021 13:44