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Rehabilitation for improving functional capacity

Rehabilitation is designed to further the functional capacity, independent coping, wellbeing, possibilities for participation and employment of people dealing with ill health, disability or incapacity.

The majority of rehabilitation services are free of charge. Some services, such as therapy and stays in a rehabilitation centre incur client fees.
Rehabilitation costs relating to workplace accidents, occupational diseases or traffic accidents are compensated from accident and motor insurance. Insurance institutions compensate clients for rehabilitation costs for the amount that they would have to pay. People receiving rehabilitation are compensated for loss of earnings in full.
Kela and occupational pension institutions pay rehabilitation allowances in the form of income support.

Medical rehabilitation

Aims to restore and maintain physical functional capacity (such as in cases of muscular-skeletal diseases).

Rehabilitative work experience

Includes statutory rehabilitation for long-term unemployed people.

Vocational rehabilitation

If illness is likely to cause work incapacity, the Social Insurance Institution (Kela) and the Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) provide statutory assistance for a return to paid employment. Kela also organizes this form of rehabilitation in the event of diminished work and earnings capacity.

Rehabilitative psychotherapy

If the capacity to work or study is at risk due to mental health problems, Kela compensates the costs of rehabilitative psychotherapy for 16-67 year-olds.

Social rehabilitation

This is used to enable people who have become severely socially excluded to participate again in society by strengthening bases of their social functional capacity and social interaction.

Rehabilitation in the event of workplace or traffic accidents

Statutory rehabilitation is provided in the event of workplace accidents, occupational disease or traffic accident, paid for by accident and motor insurance institutions.

Rehabilitation under the Military Injuries Act

Statutory rehabilitation arranged for all who need it.

Disability services

Statutory services.

Medical rehabilitation for people with severe disabilities

Statutory services.

Other forms of social and health care rehabilitation

Provided according to municipal resource capacity.

Special education in comprehensive schools

Rehabilitation includes medical rehabilitation within health care, and rehabilitation for people with disabilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and social rehabilitation within social welfare

Vocational special needs education, The Labour Administration's vocational rehabilitation and Discretionary rehabilitation

Organised mainly for who are not covered by statutory entitlement to rehabilitation arranged by the Social Insurance Institution (Kela).

Costs and income security

The majority of rehabilitation services are free of charge. Some services, such as therapy and stays in a rehabilitation centre incur client fees.
Rehabilitation costs relating to workplace accidents, occupational diseases or traffic accidents are compensated from accident and motor insurance. Insurance institutions compensate clients for rehabilitation costs for the amount that they would have to pay. People receiving rehabilitation are compensated for loss of earnings in full.
Kela and occupational pension institutions pay rehabilitation allowances in the form of income support.