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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 66 years. If 66 years or older, residents are always entitled to age pension.

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.

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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

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)
Disabled citizens, by age and gender (SOEFO10)
Diagnoses, by category and municipality (SOEFO11)
Disabled citizens, by housing type (SOEFO12)
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)
In- and outflux of residents in the Government of Greenland´s orphanages and disability institutions (SOEFO4)

Additional social subsidies

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

Foster care

Foster Children by age (SOEPV001)
Foster children in december by size of allowence (SOEPV002)
Foster children in december by first adress i Greenland (SOEPV003)
Foster children in december by municipality (SOEPV004)
Forster parents by number af forster children (SOEPV005)

Archive

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Temporary income-replacing benefits

Pensions

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Foster care

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Temporary income-replacing benefits

Pensions

Additional social subsidies

Economically disadvantaged

Foster care



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