An office-holder will make the decision on income support. You will always get the income support calculation along with the basic income support decision. From the calculation you can see, for example, the income and expenses that have been taken into account.
The income support or part of it can be reclaimed if, for example, some other benefit has been delayed or if the applicant has provided false or misleading information.
In addition to the basic amount, the following expenses are taken into account in income support calculations.
Income support is primarily granted on a calendar monthly basis.
Whether the applicant has a right for income support or not is determined by calculations.
A family’s income is considered to comprise one month’s disposable income and assets, and expenses are considered to comprise the basic amount and other eligible expenses. If expenses are calculated to exceed income, the applicant is entitled to income support by the amount of the remainder.
A married or cohabiting couple and their children living in the same address belong to the same household, so the information of incomes and expenses of family members is also required.
Also funds on a bank account, shares or investment fund shares are primary means compared to income support.
When you are filling the application form, please make sure to
- read and fill the income support application form carefully
- sign the application form
- attach all required documents
The applications will be treated in the order of arrival latest in seven weekdays.
In case there are deficiencies in your application, we will ask you for further information when the processing time will get longer.
Payment of the Social Assistance
In general, you can withdraw the Basic Social Assistance from your banc account in three bank days since the payment has been made after receiving the decision. You can check the payments of the basic social assistance by signing in the service Omapalvelu.
A married or cohabiting couple and their children living in the same address belong to the same household, so the incomes and expenses of family members are also required.
Also funds on a bank account, stocks or investment fund shares are primary means compared to income support.