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Insurances based on other legislation

Foster parents

Section 20(2) of the Family Care Act (263/2015) stipulates that a municipality or a joint municipal authority with a service agreement is obliged to take out an insurance for the foster parent in compliance with the Workers’ Compensation Act. Provisions laid down in the said Act relating to the employee apply to the foster parent, and provisions relating to the employer apply to the municipality or the federation of municipalities.

Carers

Section 10(3) of the Support for Informal Carers Act (937/2005) stipulates that a municipality which has made an informal care agreement with the carer is obliged to take out an insurance for the carer in compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act. Provisions laid down in the said Act relating to the employee apply to the carer, and provisions relating to the employer apply to the municipality. The annual earnings of the carer are considered to be the carer's annual care allowance, or at least the minimum annual earnings. Instead of applying the so-called four week rule to the daily allowance, the daily allowance corresponds to 1/360 of the carer's annual earnings.

Rehabilitative work

Section 23 of the Act on Rehabilitative Work (189/2001) stipulates that the municipality has to take out an insurance for the person taking part in rehabilitative work in compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act. Provisions laid down in the said Act relating to the employee apply to the person taking part in rehabilitative work, and provisions relating to the employer apply to the municipality. However, the annual earnings of the person taking part in rehabilitative work are considered to be the minimum annual earnings determined in accordance with the Workers' Compensation Act. The daily allowance corresponds to 1/360 of person's the annual earnings.

Work for persons with disabilities

Section 27(e)(3) of the Social Welfare Act (189/2001) stipulates that the party organizing work for persons with disabilities has to take out an insurance for the person taking part in the work in compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act. Provisions laid down in the said Act relating to the employee apply to the person taking part in the work, and provisions relating to the employer apply to the party organizing the work. However, the annual earnings of the person taking part in the work are considered to be the minimum annual earnings determined in accordance with the Workers' Compensation Act. The daily allowance corresponds to 1/360 of the person's annual earnings.

Work activities for mentally handicapped persons

Section 71 of the Act on Special Care for the Mentally Handicapped (519/1977) stipulates that the provisions laid down in the section 27e(3) of the Social Welfare Act apply to work organized under the said Act. See above the provisions for work for persons with disabilities.

Compensation based on other acts

Several acts contain provisions for compensation for accidents payable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Such acts include the Rescue Act and the Police Act.

The compensations are determined based on the references in these acts in compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act. In such cases, the claims are processed and compensated by the State Treasury. For further information, see the Insurance Handbook (in Finnish).

27.6.2017

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