The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) pays child benefit for children resident in Finland. In some cases, child benefit can also be paid for the children of workers from the Nordic countries or other EU countries when the child is not resident in Finland.
Child benefit is paid from the beginning of the month following the birth of the child or from the month when the child gains entitlement to child benefit, for example when moving to Finland. The last child benefit is paid for the month when the child reaches the age of 17. The amount of child benefit depends on the number of children.
The amount of child benefit is higher in the Åland Islands than in mainland Finland. It is paid by the Åland Provincial Government.
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