Sickness allowance: Recipients and benefit expenditures by diagnostic category

This dataset is associated with the dynamic report titled Sickness allowance: Number of recipients and allowances paid out, which has appeared in two series covering the years 2020- and 1993-2019.

Annual data are available since 2004 and monthly data since 2020. As of 2020, annual cumulative totals are available, and annual data can be obtained from these.

The dataset covers the following benefits: sickness allowance, partial sickness allowance, allowance paid under the Self-Employed Persons’ Pensions Act (YEL), infectious disease allowance, and allowance in respect of organ/tissue donation. YEL allowances have been paid since 2006 and partial sickness allowances since 2007.

The dataset contains information on the number of persons who have received sickness allowances, on the payment durations and on the amounts of benefits paid. Data on the number of new payments are available from 2020. The data are shown according to benefit paid, main diagnostic category and the recipient’s age, sex and municipality of residence.

The data have been compiled based on the date of benefit payment.


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Maintainer Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
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Last modified 17.06.2024
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Created on 06.05.2024