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.

General introduction
Introduction: organisation and funding

Family benefits
Maternity and paternity leave allowance

Health services
Statutory sick pay

Benefits in case of accidents at work or occupational diseases
Incapacity and disability benefits
Civil incapacity and long-term care benefits

Old-age and survivors
Survivors’ benefits
Old-age benefits

Social assistance
Social inclusion and income support measures

Unemployment benefits: NASpI and DIS-COLL

Moving abroad
Transferability of social security rights accrued abroad

Main residence
Habitual residence

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