|Periods||Expenditure Benefits and medical expenses (billion EUR)|
This table comprises data on monthly revenue, expenditure and the social security funds balance sheet. The data are directly retrieved from the accounting administration of the relevant government institutions. The figures are presented on a cash basis, and refer to the moment of payment as the criterion for the booking. Figures presented here are not directly comparable to the publications on National Accounts.
Publication of this table meets the requirements as laid down in the Directive EU 2011/85, part of the Enhanced Economic Governance package ('Sixpack') adopted by the European Council in 2011.
Figures available from: January 2014.
Status of the figures:
Figures for October and November 2021 are provisional. Figures for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September 2021 are revised provisional and figures for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 are definite.
Changes as from 31 December 2021:
Figures for November 2021 have been added.
The figures for July, August and September 2021 are revised provisional.
When will new figures be published?
New monthly figures will be published one month after the month under review. With the publication of a new month, provisional figures of the previous month can be adjusted. The figures referring to the three months of a quarter will be revised at the end of the next quarter. Six months after the end of the year, figures will be set to 'definite'.
- Expenditure by social security funds.
- Benefits and medical expenses
- Expenditure in cash or in-kind, allocated to households to alleviate the financial burden as a consequence of certain risks and needs (e.g. sickness, invalidity, disability, old age, survivors and unemployment).