Advice on benefitsHaving cancer raises questions and concerns about income, receiving reimbursements and various costs and expenses. If you have any worries to do with income, social benefits and patient rights, the Cancer Society’s national benefit advice service will be able to provide guidance. Advice is mainly offered in Finnish, but it is also available on a case-by-case basis in English. Benefits advice service (in Finnish)(opens in a new window) The free benefits advice phone service operates on Wednesdays from 15.00 – 17.00 on 0800 411303. The benefits advice service is intended for cancer patients. You may have questions about the following issues: sickness insurance your income informal care allowance your pension social and disability services statutory patient rights The benefits advice phone line is answered by people specialised in social welfare benefits. If necessary they will direct you to further assistance. Further information Cancer patients' rights National health insurance (http://www.kela.fi/web/en/national-health-insurance) Information on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme on Kela's website. Social benefits concerning cancer patients (in Finnish) (http://www.syopapotilaat.fi/potilasoppaat/syopapotilaan-sosiaaliopas-2015/) The Association of Finnish Cancer Patients has published a guide on social benefits concerning cancer patients. The guide is available in Finnish.