Working while on a family leave

If you are on child-care leave and your child is not in municipal day care, you may be entitled to child home care allowance.

You can work and receive child home care allowance at the same time, and your earnings do not affect the amount of the home care allowance. However, keep in mind that if you receive home care supplement, the combined income of the family affects the amount of home care supplement. The parents can also work part-time and take turns caring for the child. For this period, Kela pays partial parental allowance to both parents.

During a maternity, paternity or parental allowance period, you can work on Sundays and mid-week holidays without your earnings affecting the daily allowance.

Read more about child home care allowance on Kela’s website.