Compensation of expenses during rehabilitation

During rehabilitation you can receive compensation for expenses from travel, living and studies. Compensation may be paid as travel allowance, rent allowance and study allowance, i.e. standard allowance.

Compensation for expenses cover most of the expenses you incur, but not necessarily all of them. We follow the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA’s recommendations for the compensation of expenses.

Travel allowance

You can get your travel expenses reimbursed for three types of travel:

  • Travel between your home and place of work or study when the distance is at least 10 kilometres one way. Travel costs are not reimbursed if your employer pays you salary.
  • Travel between your place of study and hometown, if you incur living costs in both places and the distance is at least 70 kilometres one way.
  • Journeys between the home and where you meet with a service provider helping with the rehabilitation plan, if the plan is being drawn up together with a service provider. Travel costs can be paid for return journeys also regardless of the length of the journey.

You will get your travel costs reimbursed if the journey is at least 10 kilometres one way. The allowance does not cover the entire cost of travel.

You will not receive travel allowance if your employer pays you salary or wages or if you use free school transport.

grounds for travel allowance

You can receive travel allowance for travel costs resulting from studies, work trials or job coaching. The amount of travel allowance is affected by the length of the journey and how often you travel. What means of travel you use does not impact the amount of allowance.

The allowance is paid based on the actual journeys. The journeys are always compensated based on round-trips. In 2019, the allowance is EUR 0.11/km. Compensations are paid only up to the maximum of EUR 600 per month.

We do not compensate travel costs for the period of apprenticeship training, paid work trial or job coaching as the costs are deductible in taxations.

Home travel allowance

In addition to the travel allowance you may receive home travel allowance. A person studying and living away from home is paid an allowance for journeys home between the home and place of study, if the distance between the locations is at least 70 kilometres.

The allowance is paid based on the actual journeys. The journeys are always compensated based on round-trips. In 2019, the allowance is EUR 0.11/km. No more than four journeys can be compensated per calendar month. Compensations are paid only up to the maximum of EUR 300 per month.

Travel invoice

Once you submit a travel invoice you will receive the travel allowance within three weeks. See instructions for travel invoices in forms and brochures.

You can invoice your travel costs when you have begun your studies or your work. Invoice the travel expenses for studies for 6 months period of time. Work trial or job coaching travel expenses you can invoice at once, so that the travel money is available to you beforehand.

For more information on the travel allowance and other compensation for expenses please call our customer service at +358 10 284 2279.

 

Rent allowance

As a student or participant in a work trial you will receive rent allowance if you are paying for the housing costs from two homes. This applies if you have a flat in both your hometown and another city or town due to studies or a work trial. The allowance can be paid if the distance between the two locations is at least 70 kilometers one way.

If your school arranges free accommodation for you, you will not receive rent allowance. The rent allowance does not apply to moving expenses.

You will receive rent allowance for each day during which you are paying for the living expenses from two homes. The allowance will equal no more than the partial daily allowance according to the Government Travelling Regulations (EUR 19 per day). The tax authority confirms the maximum rent allowance at the beginning of each year.

Daily allowance invoice

You will receive rent allowance when you submit a daily allowance invoice. Attach to the invoice a copy of your rental agreement for your student flat. Invoice the rent allowance at the beginning of each semester and the rent allowance for the entire semester in one go.

Send the invoice to us with the “Send” button of the e-invoice or send a copy to the address Keskinäinen Eläkevakuutusyhtiö Ilmarinen, Kuntoutus, 00018 Ilmarinen. 

The rent allowance will be paid into your account within three weeks of sending the invoice.

Read more about the daily allowance invoice in forms and brochures.

For more information on the rent allowance and other compensation for expenses please call our customer service at +358 10 284 2011.

 

Study allowance, or standard allowance

As a student you always receive study allowance, i.e. standard allowance. You can use it to buy school supplies, text books and pay for any qualification fees or fees for skills demonstrations. The study allowance is paid once a school year.

The study allowance is EUR 300 per semester, i.e. EUR 600 for the school year.

You will normally receive study allowance once each school year, at the beginning of the autumn semester. You do not need to supply an invoice, just send us the study certificate. Send it to us immediately once your studies begin and each autumn semester when your studies continue. If your studies begin in the spring, you can receive your first study allowance then. 

The allowance will be paid into your account within three weeks of sending the certificate. 

Send us your study certificate

For more information on the study allowance and other compensation for expenses please call our customer service at +358 10 284 2011.