Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2021)

 At some point in your life you may be in need of the support provided by social security benefits. If you are living permanently in the country and satisfy the qualifying conditions, you will be entitled to receive support. But you also might have the right to receive benefits based on EU-legislation, even if you are not living permanently in the country The information below sets out when you are eligible for benefits, what you are entitled to and how to go about claiming it.

Maternity and paternity
Child benefit
Support with caring for young children

Public Healthcare
Sickness allowance
Services and support for the elderly and people with disabilities
Support for carers
Reimbursements for the cost of medical treatment

Disability benefits
Accidents at work and occupational diseases
Disability pension

Old-age and survivors
Old-age pension
Survivor’s benefits

Social assistance
Social assistance

Unemployment benefits

Moving abroad
How living abroad affects benefits
Moving to Finland

Main residence
Principle place of residence

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