Social Services

For social welfare, Greenland follows the Nordic Model. If certain requirements are met, citizens are entitled to income-replacing benefits in case of unemployment, disease and maternity. Persons with low or no income, who do not meet regularities, are entitled to public benefits. Low-income families also have the right to housing subsidies and child benefits.

Residents with reduced work ability can apply for early retirement pension, if younger than 66 years. If 66 years or older, residents are always entitled to age pension. In addition, early retirees and senior residents may receive help and care in their home. If necessary, a nursing home place is offered.

Disabled residents are entitled to relief measures to compensate for the disability. The measures are highly individual. They may include help in daily life from a support person, being accompanied when travelling or full-time stay at a residential institution. Disabled residents may also be offered a protected workshop job.

Headlines Nyheder fra Grønlands Statistik

2010 Social benefits

26. oktober 2011
Social benefits 2010
17.116 persons recieved one or more social benefits from the authorities in 2010.

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Tables in Statbank

Unemployment and maternity benefits

Unemployment benefits by time, municipality, type, age, gender and unit (soE006)
Unemployment and maternity benefits by time, municipality, type, age, gender and unit (soE007)
Unemployment and maternity benefits by time, district, type, age, gender and unit (soE009)

Public benefits

Public benefits by time, municipality, type, age, gender and unit (soE004)
Public benefits by time, municipality, type, amount interval, age and gender (soE005)
Public benefits by time, district, type, age, gender and unit (soE008)
Public benefits by families, by time, municipality, no of adults,no of children,type and unit (soE010)
Public benefits by families,by time, municipality, no of adults,no of children,benefit type and payout interval (soE011)
Public benefits by families,by time,district, no of adults,no of children,benefit type and payout interval (soE012)

Pensions

Social Care

Sheltered workshop remuneration recipients, by amount and age group (SOEBV01)
Sheltered workshop remuneration recipients, by amount and municipality. (SOEBV02)
Residents and capacity in the Government´s disability institutions and orphanages, by institution name and institution type (soEfo1)
Residents and capacity in the Government´s disability institutions and orphanages, by town and institution type (soEfo2)
Residents in The Government of Greenland´s disability institutions and orphanages, by gender, age and type of institution (soEfo3)

Additional social subsidies

Rent subsidy to households in December by time, municipality, size of household, number of children in household and amount by groups (SOEBS01)
Rent subsidy to households in December by time, districts , size of household and number of children in household (SOEBS02)
Child benefits in December by time, municipality, age, gender, number of children and taxable income (SOEBT01)

Economically disadvantaged

Economically disadvantaged by age and gender (SOEOU01)
Economically disadvantaged by district and residence (SOEOU02)
Economically disadvantaged children and youth by age and number of adults (SOEOU03)
Economically disadvantaged adults by type of family and number of children (SOEOU04)

Archive

Mortality tables (BEEDT)
Deaths by time, district, cause of death, sex and age (BEELD1)
Deaths by time, district, residence, cause of death and sex (BEELD2)
Inunngortut amerlassusaat inunngortup inunngortut normu qassiuneranut anaanaasullu ukiuinut immikkoortillugit. (BEELEVNR)
Livebirths by time, mothers age, mothers place of birth, gender, weight and length (BEELL1)
Livebirths by time, district, mothers age5, mothers place of birth, gender, weight and length (BEELL2)
Population in municipalities(2018) January 1st 1977-2017 (BEEST2A)
Population in Districts and Municipalities. Quarterly report 2017-2019 (BEESTK3)
Dwellings by district, time and place (BOE001)
New buildings by district, place and time (BOE002)
New buildings by place and time (BOE003)
Dwellings by ownership, time and place (BOE004)
New buildings by type, ownership and time (BOEBE1)
Dwellings by time, district, place and type (BOEBE2)
New buildings by place, district and time (BOEBE3)
Dwellings by time, district and area (BOEBEST2)
Dwellings by time, district and size (BOEBEST3)
Number of persons per dwelling by district, per 1. january, place and time (BOEPERS)
Closed Precipitation (ENE1NED)
Average number of employees by business and time (ESEANS)
Balance sheet by business, posts, type and time (ESEBAL)
Investments by business, investments, posts and time (ESEINV)
Profit and loss statement by business, posts and time (ESERES)
Number of businesses by business sector, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE1AGB2000)
Number of businesses by operating mode, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE2AGB2000)
Number of businesses by municipality, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE3AGB2000)
Number of businesses by interval of aggregate salaries and shares, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE4AGB2000)
Number of businesses by municipality, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE5AGB2000)
Number of businesses by business sector, (DISCONTINUED) (ESE6AGB2000)
Valid hunting licens, Greenland (FIEJABE)
Exports by SITC and time (IEE2SITC)
Detailed exports by products, unit and time (IEEDETEX)
Detailed imports by products, unit and time (IEEDETIM)
Imports by end-use, time and quarter (IEE1ANV)
Imports by SITC and time (IEE1SITC)
Production (2003-2016) (NRE03)
The gross value added (2003-2016) (NRE04)
Compensation of employees (2003-2016) (NRE05)
Input-Output table 9x9 (NRE14)
NREBAL National accounts (million kr.) by accounts and time (NREBAL)
Social services 2004-2008 by municipality, payment, age, time, gender and unit (SOE001)
Sociale services 2009-2017 by time, municipality, payment, age, gender and unit (SOE002)
Social benefits by time, payment type, amount by groups, age by groups and gender (SOE003)
Causes of death by causes, district, age, time and sex (SUELDA1)
Manner of death by manner of death, age, place, time and sex (SUELDM1)
Suicide by methode, place, age, time and sex (SUELDM2)
Homicide by methode, place, age, time and sex (SUELDM3)
Accident by methode, place, age, time and sex (SUELDM4)
Sexually transmitted diseases 1990-2008 - closed (SUELSKS2H)
Tax for cruisepassengers by time, month and paid tax (TUEKA)



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Unemployment and maternity benefits

Public benefits

Pensions

Social Care

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

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Unemployment and maternity benefits

Public benefits

Pensions

Social Care

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Archive



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