Financially independent

A person is financially independent, if his/her net annual income consisting of income from work, income from running their own enterprise and income from insurance benefits is above the low income limit, which stood at approximately 10,300 euro in 2004. 
Income from insurance benefits includes unemployment, sickness and disability benefits and pensions. Social security payments, rent subsidy, child benefits and alimony do not contribute to financial independence. The income limit also applies to earlier years, because the price level of 2004 is taken into account. 

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