Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2022)

Sometime in your life you may be in need of the support provided by social security benefits. If you are living in the country where you were born and satisfy the qualifying conditions, you will be entitled to receive support. But you also have the right to receive benefits if you are a national of any EU country and move to another part of the EU. The information below sets out when you are eligible for benefits, what you are entitled to and how to go about claiming it.

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).
Disability pension, senior pension and flexi-job

Old-age and survivors
Old-age pension, early retirement 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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