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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 67 years. If 67 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

Public benefits

Pensions

Social Care

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Foster care

Labour Market Attachment

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Temporary income-replacing benefits

Pensions

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Foster care

Labour Market Attachment

Read about ...



Temporary income-replacing benefits

Pensions

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Foster care

Labour Market Attachment



Greenland in Figures

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