Government; social benefits

Government; social benefits

Benefits Periods Social benefits (million euros)
General Disability Benefits Act (AAW) 2022* 0
General Exceptional Medical Expenses Act 2022* 0
General Old Age Pensions Act (AOW) 2022* 44,031
General Surviving Relatives Act (Anw) 2022* 308
General Family Allowance Act (AKW) 2022* 3,929
Source: CBS.
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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.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2021 are final. The figures for 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of 11 July 2023:
None, this is a new table.
Figures for year 2022 are available.

When will new figures be published?
Yearly figures are published six months after the end of the year concerned.
These yearly figures are revised eighteen months after the end of the year concerned. Please note that there is a possibility that adjustments might take place at the end of March or September, in order to provide the European Commission with the most actual figures.
More information on the revision policy of National Accounts can be found under 'relevant articles' under 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.