Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


(Updated 2020)

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 and paternity benefits

Health insurance
Long-term care
Sickness cash benefits

Benefits in case of accidents at work and occupational diseases
Invalidity benefits

Old-age and survivors
Old-age benefits
Survivors' benefits

Social assistance
Minimum resources

Unemployment benefits

Moving abroad
Previous coverage abroad can count.

Main residence
Habitual residency

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