Benefits and payments in 2014

Family benefits

Maternity, paternity and parental allowance

Minimum rate is € 23.92 per day (not paid for Sundays)

Usually the amount of parental allowance is calculated according to previously taxed earnings.

Maternity grant

€ 140 cash or a maternity package containing baby care items

Child benefit

Per month
1st child € 104.19
2nd child € 115.13
3rd child € 146.91
4th child € 168.27
5th child or more  € 189.63

Single parents receive a monthly increase of  € 48.55 per child.

Child maintenance allowance

€ 153.63 per month

Unemployment benefits

Basic unemployment allowance

€ 32.66 per day (five days per week)

with increases per day for children under 18 living in same household

€ 5.27 for one child
€ 7.74 for two children
€ 9.98 for three children or more

Earnings-related unemployment allowance is available to people who belong to an unemployment fund and it can be paid for up to 500 days.

Labour market subsidy

€ 32.66 per day (five days per week)

with increases per day for children under 18 living in same household

€ 5.27 for one child
€ 7.74 for two children
€ 9.98 for three children or more

Sickness benefits

Daily sickness allowance

Minimum rate is € 23.92 per day (not paid for Sundays)

Usually the amount of sickness allowance is calculated according to previously taxed earnings.

Disability allowance for people under 16 years of age
Per month
Basic rate € 92.88
Middle rate € 216.73
Highest rate € 420.26
Disability allowance
Per month
Basic rate € 92.88
Middle rate € 216.73
Highest rate € 420.26
Care allowance for pensioners
Per month
Basic rate € 62.21
Middle rate € 154.86
Highest rate € 327.46

Pension benefits

National pension

Single pensioner € 633.91 per month
Pensioner living with partner € 562.27 per month

Guarantee pension

€109.47 per month

Child increase for pension recipients

€ 22.11 per month

Minimum pension is € 743.38. Earnings-related pensions reduce the amount of national pension.

Average total pension (2012)

€ 1 690 for men
€ 1 321 for women

Average old-age pension € 1 571
Average disability pension € 1 103

For more information on benefits and payments, please see Kela's website.