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The logo of Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired
The logo of Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired

Social security and benefits

We offer free guidance and encouragement about social security services and income for people with visual impairment and their loved ones.
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Guidebook about benefits and social security services

Our guide book for people with visual impairments is an aid for independent applying of services and benefits. It offers basic knowledge about social security and benefits that increase and support the independent living and equality of people with visual impairments.

The guidebook is only available in Finnish. You can read it from the Finnish page- External link or order it as printed guidebook, Daisy recording or in Braille from or tel. +358 9 396 041. Note that all the versions are only in Finnish.

Applying for benefits and services

How to apply for the most common services for people with visual impairment? Do you need advice or guidance for filling out the application form? You can find a lot of information from our Finnish site.


How to proceed after receiving a decision on your application? What to do if you got an unjust decision? You can read about arbitrating on our Finnish site.


Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired is an active advocate of people with visual impairment. Leaf through our statements and position papers (only in Finnish).

More information

The experts of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired offer free guidance for people with visual impairments of all ages. We help with social security and welfare issues. Using our services doesn't require membership.

You can find our contact information following the link below. The page is in Finnish.