The Farmers' Social Insurance Institution Mela
Mela is the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution of Finland. We provide comprehensive pension cover and social security to farmers, reindeer herders, fishermen, forest owners and recipients of scientific or artistic grants and scholarships.
We safeguard your everyday life, we support your work!
Mela is more than just a social insurance institution. We secure the everyday lives of our customers in all of life’s situations.Find out more about Mela
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You can apply for insurance once you have received an affirmative grant or scholarship decision.
If you are coming to Finland to work on a grant or scholarship, you must check whether you have an obligation to insure your grant or scholarship work.
Has your grant work been affected by illness? Mela sickness allowance is paid as compensation for loss of income due to work incapacity caused by an illness.
We have collected on our website the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) that you can browse to find answers to your own questions.