This is how we compensate the expenses of rehabilitants
Write up commuting invoices monthly after the fact, i.e. commutes between 1 and 31 January in February etc.
You can apply for compensation for commuting expenses if the commute from your place of residence to the place of your work trial or studies is at least 10 kilometres. We will compensate apprenticeship trainees only for the distances travelled between their apartment and their workplace; the travels to and from their place of study are covered by the regional apprenticeship office. There is no kilometre limit for visits to a rehabilitation partner. Compensation for travel expenses is €0.11/km, and it is paid up to a maximum of €600/month.
Compensation of study costs
For rehabilitants who are studying, we compensate studying expenses of €300/semester once we have received your notification of studies.
Exceptional living arrangements
If you must acquire a second residence during your period of rehabilitation due to a long commute (distance of at least 70 km one way) and you incur housing costs from both your regular residence and your rehabilitation place of residence, we will compensate the extra housing costs during your active rehabilitation period in the amount of €19/day. We will compensate minor expenses based on actual costs.
For these exceptional living expenses or accommodation expenses related to multimodal studies, you must always agree in advance with Varma's rehabilitation specialist. Submit a commuting invoice on the 'Rehabilitation applications and services' page, select 'Commuting invoice'. Send us a copy of the rental agreement and rental receipts or other accommodation costs on the 'Messages and attachments' service - Rehabilitation - Invoices.
For rehabilitees that must acquire a rental apartment due to a long commute, we additionally compensate a maximum of four commutes per calendar month to the home locality. The compensation is €0.11/km, and it is paid up to a maximum of €300/month.
The amounts of compensation are based on the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA's recommendations.