Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2021)

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.

Family benefits
Maternity/Paternity Benefits

Sickness cash benefits

Benefits for accidents at work and occupational diseases
Invalidity benefits
Invalidity pensions

Old-age and survivors
Old-age pensions
Survivor's benefits

Social assistance
Benefits due to minimum resources
Long-term care benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits and unemployment assistance benefits

Moving abroad
Aggregation of insurance periods abroad

Main residence
Permanent residence

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