Social security

Sickness benefits

The sickness allowance shall be paid to the worker or self-employed for the period during which the person cannot work: • if the insured person has become ill, the...

Parental allowance

Parenting benefit, also known as the maternal salary, is paid to one of the parents who is employed or self-employed. This benefit may be received until the child h...

Old-age pension

An old-age pension shall be granted to persons who reside in Latvia, a Member State of the European Union or a country with which Latvia has entered into a contract...

Disability pension

A disability pension may be received by socially insured persons living in the territory of Latvia with a length of insurance (employment), which is not less than t...

Paternity benefits

The paternity allowance shall be paid to the worker or self-employed in the following cases: • the child's father on 10 calendar days' leave granted due to the bir...

Maternity benefits

The maternity allowance shall be paid for the whole period of maternity leave to a woman who: • being a worker or self-employed at the beginning of maternity leave...

Burial allowance

The funeral allowance shall be paid to the person who undertook the burial: • in the event of the death of the worker, self-employed or former family member; • in...

Unemployment benefit

The unemployment benefit shall be paid to a person who has lost his or her job and has obtained his or her status as unemployed. The benefit may be received for a m...