According to a study just published by the European Commission in most EU countries, EU citizens from other Member States use welfare benefits no more intensively than the host country's nationals. Mobile EU citizens are less likely to receive disability and unemployment benefits in most countries studied.
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Tabhair faoi deara nach mbeidh foilseacháin áirithe ar fáil ach amháin i mBéarla, i bhFraincis nó i nGearmáinis.
The EU has common rules to protect its citizens’ social security rights when moving within Europe. These do not replace the national social systems with a European one: each country of the European Union lays down the conditions under which social security benefits are granted, as well as the amount of such benefits and the period for which they are granted. However, when doing so, they must comply with EU law, in particular with Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems. This guide gives competent national institutions an overview of the EU coordination provisions in the field of healthcare. It covers the rights of insured persons and their family members, including those of pensioners and their families. Provisions are detailed for both residence and stay, either in the country of insurance or in another country of the European Union. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.
Poster - The EU coordinates social security systems to make sure that you don’t miss out on your social security rights if you work in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland or want to move to one of these countries to look for a job.
How does moving affect your rights to unemployment benefits? Find out about your rights if you have worked in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland or want to move to one of these countries to look for a job.
In May 2009 a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the European coordination of social security was held in Prague, Czech Republic. This report contains the major speeches given during the two-day event on topics ranging from the history of social security to cross-border healthcare. It is available in English, French and German.
This leaflet illustrates and highlights the actions that the EU is taking with regard to social security and free movement of workers. Targeting the general public, it seeks to answer potential questions from citizens moving to another Member State due to work and their family, and other travellers. In particular, it focuses on issues concerning social security, pensions and healthcare. It is available in all official languages of the European Union.
The CD-ROM attached to this publication contains the MISSOC comparative tables on European social protection systems in an interactive web page format as well as in a PDF version. It also includes descriptive information about the organisational structure of social protection in each country and the social protection systems for the self-employed. This publication is available in English, French and German.
Catalóg N. : KE-75-06-930-EN-C, ISBN 92-79-01883-3
This guide describes only the legal position of persons who migrate within the European Union for reasons of employment. Its aim is to provide you with information about your rights as a migrant worker in an easily understandable questions and answers form. It is available in 20 official languages of the European Union.