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You can apply for insurance and claim benefits online.


You can apply for insurance and claim benefits online.

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.

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Applying for insurance

You can apply for insurance once you have received an affirmative grant or scholarship decision.

Foreign recipients of Finnish grants and scholarships

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.

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Mela sickness allowance for recipients of grants

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.

Do you have any questions regarding your insurance?

We have collected on our website the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) that you can browse to find answers to your own questions.

Contact us

Customer service +358 29 435 2650
Switchboard  +358 29 435 11

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