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The home care allowance is €342.95 and the income-based care supplement is €0–€181.07
The care allowance of a sibling under the age of three is €102.67
The care allowance of a sibling over the age of three is €65.97.
If a sibling of the child for whom child home care allowance was granted for is also taken out of early childhood education, the family must reapply for the child home care allowance with a new application to receive the care allowance for this sibling as well as the possible Vantaa bonus for the younger child.
Adoptive parents have the right to apply for child home care allowance up until two years have passed from the start of the parental allowance term. In this case, the child home care allowance will always be paid as in the case of children under the age three. The right to the child home care allowance will end by the time the child starts in basic education, at the latest. However, the Vantaa bonus is only paid for a child aged 18 months or under.
Kela has introduced e-services, through which the family can manage all affairs related to the child home care allowance with their own online banking credentials.
A municipal supplement, ‘Vantaa bonus’, can be granted as a supplement to the child home care allowance. This bonus does not need to be applied for separately. When the family applies for the legislated child home care allowance, the decision concerning the Vantaa bonus will be made based on the same application as long as the family is entitled to the bonus. The guardian can also notify Kela if they are not applying for the Vantaa bonus.
for the family’s youngest child aged 10–18 months, €160 per month (Education Committee, 7 December 2020, section 7).
The condition for receiving the Vantaa bonus is that all the family’s children are in home care and not in early childhood education and care provided or supported by the municipality.
Taking part in pre-primary education or club activities is not an obstacle to receiving the Vantaa bonus.