Questions from students undergoing rehabilitation

When your studies begin

When should I inform Varma that my studies have begun?
After you have received an acceptance letter from the learning institute: Send the letter to Varma; the quickest way to do this is by logging in to the eServices for rehabilitants > Attachments > Acceptance letter.
You can also send the letter via secure email. Include your personal identity code in the Subject field and enter a space in the Message field, with no text. Please note that we will not reply to your message. Secure email
When you begin studying: File a notification of starting studies immediately when your studies begin by logging in to the eServices for rehabilitants.

Will I be compensated for my school commute?
If your daily school commute is at least 10 km one way, create a commuting invoice once the payment of your rehabilitation benefit begins.

Can I do paid work during my studies?
You may work as long as it does not hinder your studies and your earnings stay within the limits specified in the eServices. If you exceed your earnings limit, your rehabilitation benefits may be paid as partial rehabilitation allowance, which is half of the full rehabilitation allowance.

January

How do I submit notification that a new study term has started after the turn of the year?
Submit a notification on the continuation of your studies by logging in to eServices for rehabilitants.
At the same time, find out how compensation for study, travel and living expenses have changed.

May–June

Do I have to notify Varma separately of the end of the school year in spring?
You do not have to send us a transcript of your credits every year after the end of the school year in spring. If we require information, we will contact you.

Do I get rehabilitation allowance during the summer months?
In the summer of 2017, we will pay students rehabilitation allowance for the entire summer, on a trial basis. This is our way of providing encouragement to graduate quickly. If you cannot find summer work, we warmly recommend considering job coaching during the summer to support your studies.

August–September

Do I have to notify Varma of the start of the autumn school term?
File a notification of the continuation of your studies after your studies begin in the autumn. We will compensate you for the expenses related to your studies once we have received your notification on the continuation of your studies in eServices for rehabilitants.

When your studies end

What do I do after I graduate and my studies have ended?
After you graduate, send us a copy of your degree certificate by logging in to eServices for rehabilitants > Attachments > Degree certificate.
You can also send the certificate via secure email. Include your personal identity code in the Subject field and enter a space in the Message field, with no text. Please note that we will not reply to your message. Send a secure email