All residents of Finland are insured under the Health Insurance Act. Provided they meet the qualifying criteria, they are entitled to sickness allowance as compensation for loss of income resulting from short-term incapacity for work.
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Sickness Allowance [e-publication].
Helsinki: Social Insurance Institution of Finland [referred: 22.5.2013].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/spraha/meta_en.html.