Clothing supplement

Clothing supplement is paid under workers’ compensation insurance if, due to the compensable claim event, the injured person uses a prosthesis or support bandage which causes exceptional wear and tear on clothing. The clothing supplement can be paid if the injured person uses the assistive device for a minimum of three months. 

The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for two clothing supplement categories (clothing supplement and increased clothing supplement). The payment category depends on the assistive device used.  

Clothing supplement is paid if the employee uses an assistive device made of soft materials, a support or dressing for the body to be used in a small area or any other assistive device or aid that is likely to cause wear and tear on clothing.  

Increased clothing supplement is paid if the employee has double amputation or he or she uses a thigh or leg prosthesis, long support bandage for a lower extremity, body support vest or corset made of a hard material or any other assistive device or aid which, due to its structure, purpose or high usage is likely to cause exceptional wear and tear on clothing comparable to those referred to above. 

Clothing allowance is a tax-exempt compensation.  

Amounts of clothing allowance (in Finnish)

Modified 04.08.2016