Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2019)

At some point in our lives we may well need to depend on social security benefits. These are available for nationals living in their own country who meet the relevant requirements; but you also have a right to claim if you are from one EU country and are living in another. Read on to find out when you can claim, what you are entitled to and how you can apply.

Child benefits
Child care
Maternity benefit

Public healthcare
Sickness benefit
Home care service
Care of close relatives

Industrial injuries (accidents at work and occupational diseases), including compensation and compensation for permanent injury.
Disability pension, senior disability pension and flexi-job

Old-age and survivors
Old-age pension and survivors

Social assistance
Social assistance

Unemployment benefit

Moving abroad
Previous coverage–protection abroad can count

Main residence
Primary country of residence

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