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The Terminological Vocabulary of Kela – Benefit-related Concepts, 4th edition (TSK 49)

TSK 49

Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) and the Finnish Terminology Centre TSK initiated a joint terminology project already in 2007. The aim of the project is to harmonize, establish and clarify the terminology related to social security provided by Kela and to improve communication between Kela and its partners with the help of systematic terminology work. The first edition of the Terminological Vocabulary of Kela was published in 2010, the second edition in 2012, and the third in 2014. The latest, fourth edition was published in the beginning of 2017.

The subjects covered in the vocabulary are the benefits provided by Kela, e.g. sickness allowances and reimbursements for medical expenses under the Health Insurance Act, international medical care, occupational health care, disability benefits and interpreting services, rehabilitation organized and reimbursed by Kela, pensions paid by Kela, housing benefits, financial aid for students, conscript's allowance, benefits for families with children and unemployment allowances. A few new concepts have been added in the now published fourth edition and the material published earlier has been updated.

The Terminological Vocabulary of Kela contains information on more than 500 concepts in term records and concept diagrams. The concepts have been given definitions and term recommendations in Finnish and Swedish. The relations between the concepts are illustrated with the help of concept diagrams. The vocabulary is completely bilingual: foreword, instructions, concept descriptions and concept diagrams have all been translated into Swedish.

The Terminological Vocabulary of Kela describes the Finnish social security system from the point of view of legislation. The vocabulary is aimed at experts on social security, law drafters, PR officers, editors, translators and all who need to know the recommended social security terms used in connection with Kela and their meaning. The vocabulary can also support data management and help to develop retrieval, transmission, archiving and modeling of data.

The Terminological Vocabulary of Kela has been published on the website of the Finnish Terminology Centre TSK and of Kela in PDF format (in Finnish and Swedish), and the content of the vocabulary has also been made available through the Terminology Centre's term bank TEPA.

©Kansaneläkelaitos (Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
Publisher: Finnish Terminology Centre TSK, 2017.
ISBN 978-952-284-016-5 (PDF, Kela)
ISSN 1795-6323 (PDF, Finnish Terminology Centre TSK)