Individuals' and families' financial benefits and allowances during the coronavirus situation


On 16 March 2020, the Government declared a state of emergency in Finland over the coronavirus outbreak. The emergency conditions affect people's livelihoods in many ways.

The aim of the Government is to strengthen the position of people in need of financial support in a situation where many have been unemployed or laid off.

To prevent the spread of the epidemic, the Government recommends quarantine-like conditions. However, persons who are voluntarily staying in quarantine-like conditions are not automatically entitled to compensation.

This website will comprise all press releases, news, decisions, official instructions and recommendations issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health relating to income during the emergency conditions. The website will be updated as new information is published.

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and your own unemployment fund are advising those at risk of lay-off and those whose work is ending or reducing for other reasons. The Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ) will also compile information on their website.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Corona Virus Situation, Unemployment and Benefits