Apply for supplementary and preventive social assistance online

Preferably apply for supplementary and preventive social assistance online. To get supplementary and preventive social assistance, you will first need a decision from Kela to grant you basic social assistance.

To use the service, you will need online banking codes or a mobile ID.

Click the “Go to web service” button above to go to the application. The service is unfortunately only available in Finnish at the moment.

Please note!
The application form for supplementary and preventive social assistance has been moved to a new location. Click the “Go to web service” button to directly go to the new Omapalvelu service.

To see your old information, follow this link.

The new form will not display information from previously submitted forms. However, you can still view the old forms. If you would like to store information from your old applications for supplementary and preventive social assistance, please print them or save them on your computer.

You can check the status of your application for supplementary or preventive social assistance online and see information about the payment of the benefit. You can also see the decisions on supplementary or preventive social assistance.

The application for supplementary or preventive social assistance does not work on the Internet Explorer browser. The service works on Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Apply for basic social assistance through Kela’s online service. You can monitor the processing of your basic social assistance application through Kela’s online service.

When you sign in to the online service, select your preferred channel of communication: either Omapalvelu or by post. If you select Omapalvelu, decisions will be sent to you through Omapalvelu and not by post. If you do not select a preferred channel, we will send decisions to you by post.

You cannot use your personal banking codes to submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

Please note!

Apply for basic social assistance through Kela’s online service.

How to use the service

User instructions (in Finnish) (pdf, 277 Kt)

You can contact Adult Social Work in all matters related to supplementary and preventive social assistance

Adult Social Work
Komentajankatu 5 C (entrance from Upseerinkatu), 02600 Espoo
P.O.Box 2125, 02070 City of Espoo

The lobby is open Mon–Fri 9:00–15:00.
The personal numbers of social counsellors. You can call these numbers from Monday to Friday between 9 and 10 in the morning. We’ll call you back on the next weekday at the latest.

Give us feedback on matters related to supplementary and preventive social assistance.