Due to exceptional circumstances Kera, resulting from the war in Ukraine, is allowed to provide basic short-term emergency social support to those who have arrived in Finland in the past few weeks, even if they are already eligible for reception services.
According to a press release from the Finnish Immigration Bureau, the provision of reception center services to people in private accommodations has been delayed. As a result, not all clients are paid the reception allowance on time. Reception centers are usually not eligible for basic social assistance payments as they meet the basic living requirements of those arriving in Finland.
However, over the past few weeks, those seeking asylum in Finland or applying for or receiving temporary protection need urgent financial assistance, even though they are already within the scope of acceptance services. There was a situation.
Kera received several inquiries about the living needs of Ukrainians waiting to be registered by the reception center or receive a reception allowance. Given these exceptional circumstances, Kera is allowed to provide emergency short-term basic social assistance to those who do not receive the necessary financial assistance from the reception center for the backlog. increase.
Affected persons will need to visit Kela Customer Service Points personally. As a limited-time voucher for purchasing food and prescription drugs you need, urgent basic social support is provided. Arrangements will continue to be evaluated weekly. Until now, such exceptional arrangements have rarely been needed.
Contact Kera’s Center for International Affairs for advice
Under current rules, persons arriving in Finland from Ukraine can stay in Finland for up to three months, for example by applying for or receiving temporary protection, seeking asylum, or as a visa-free traveler. Some people who have left Ukraine are with family and friends.
https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/21477-short-term-financial-assistance-from-kela-for-asylum-seekers-and-persons-having-applied-for-or-receiving-temporary-protection.html Short-term financial assistance from mole crickets for asylum seekers and those who have applied for or received temporary protection