Government; social benefits 1995-2021

Government; social benefits 1995-2021

Benefits Periods Social benefits (million euros)
Total social benefits 2021* 181,346
Total statutory social security benefits 2021* 133,057
Total social assistance benefits 2021* 48,289
Act for social assistance to disabled... 2021* 0
Social Support Act (Wmo) 2021* 6,515
Other social assistance benefits 2021* 725
Source: CBS.
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Dataset is not available.

This table contains information on social benefits provided by general government. The terms and definitions used for the totals are in accordance with the framework of National Accounts. National Accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). Small temporary differences with publications of the National Accounts may occur due to the fact that government finance statistics are sometimes more up to date. The terms used for the individual social benefits are based on national legislation. Social benefits by employers in the context of other employment related social insurance schemes are not included in this table.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1995 to 2021.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2020 are final. The figures for 2021 are provisional.
Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 11 July 2023:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
This table is replaced by table Government; social benefits. See paragraph 3.

Description topics

Social benefits
Social benefits supplied to households in order to offer financial security against several risks (such as sickness, disability, old age, the death of a relative, and unemployment) or to accommodate for certain needs (such as housing and education). This category constitutes statutory social security benefits and social assistance benefits.