Supplementary and Preventive Social Assistance
The Joint Municipal Authority for the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia grants supplementary and preventive social assistance. In order to qualify for supplementary assistance, a decision on basic social assistance is required from Kela (does not apply to funeral grant applications).
Supplementary Social Assistance
Special expenses caused by a person’s or family’s exceptional circumstances may be covered with supplementary social assistance (for more details, see the Implementing Directive in the link below).
Preventive Social Assistance
The purpose of preventive social assistance is to further a person’s or family’s social security and independent living as well as to prevent social exclusions and long-term dependence on social assistance.
Contact your municipality’s Social Welfare Services and book an appointment. When you have received a decision on basic social assistance, you can apply for supplementary and preventive social assistance. You can receive help in filling out the application forms if you’re unable to do it by yourself. Moreover, you can receive guidance and support in matters concerning both life management skills and income.
Contact a social worker from your nearest unit.
Address: Grundtrygghetsavdelningen, Vallinmäentie 43 (2.vån), 66400 Laihela
Social worker and social instructor, phone time weekdays at 10-11 am, phone 06 218 1111
Address: Korsholms Kommun Socialvårdstjänster, Centrumvägen 4, Smedsby
Susanne Dahlström, social worker, phone 06 218 4169
Phone time Monday, tuesday, friday, at 12–13 and Wednesday, thursday, at 8.30–9.30 am.
Address: Malmska social- och hälsocentral
Kållbyvägen 7/Bottenviksvägen 1, Ingång H,
Pb 111, 68601 Jakobstad
Social info, Strengbergsgatan 1D. Open weekdays at 9 – 12 am.
Phone time weekdays at 10 – 11 am. phone 06 786 2812
Address: Närpesvägen 4, 64200 Närpes
Social worker, phone 040-1600950 , phone time at 9:30-10.30 am.