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Statistics on basic social assistance

Edited 7.6.2023

Social assistance, or income support, is a last-resort form of financial assistance for individuals and families which covers some of the basic necessities of life.

The statistics on basic social assistance contain data on

  • number of individual and household recipients of the assistance
  • payments of basic social assistance
  • applications for social assistance and service referral notifications sent by Kela to the municipal authorities.

Statistical publications

Statistical database Kelasto

The link opens up to a user-customisable statistical report.

The links to the reports were updated on 11 December 2018. If the default language of your browser is English, the reports will be displayed in English.

Additional information

Contact information

Margit Tepponen
Markus Latva-Hirvelä


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