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.

Benefits for families with children
Maternity and paternity benefits and leave
Benefits for guardians, foster families and adopters

Sickness benefits

Invalidity benefit
Benefits for people with disabilities
Compensation for workplace accidents or work-related illnesses

Old-age and survivors
Old-age pension
Survivor's pension
Funeral benefits

Social assistance
Long-term social care services
Guaranteed minimum income

Unemployment benefits

Moving abroad
Social insurance period in a foreign country

Main residence
Place of permanent residence

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