Decisions on benefit applications

This dataset is associated with the dynamic report titled 'Decisions on benefit applications ', which is part of the Kelasto statistical database. It includes data on the number of decisions issued by Kela on applications for benefit. The dataset contains annual data starting from 2004 and monthly data from January 2018.

Average application turnaround times are shown as the quotient of PVT and RATKAISUT_LASKENTA_LKM. This is because a turnaround time is not calculated for all decisions on benefit applications, including terminations of benefit, decisions on student financial aid benefits not preceded by a submitted application, and automated decisions on claims for unemployment benefits and reimbursements for travel costs.

The mean turnaround time is usually equal to the difference between the date of receipt of the have been application and the date on which it was determined, expressed in calendar days. The turnaround time also includes time spent obtaining and processing any additional information that may have been needed.

If the dataset has been split into multiple files, the newest updated data can be found in the file data.csv. The other files have names that indicate the years covered by the data in question.


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Collection Open Data
Maintainer Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
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Last modified 15.09.2023
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Created on 16.05.2022