Estonian Social Security System
Social security system of Estonia comprises of seven schemes:
Pension insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance are contributory schemes, while the other schemes are non-contributory.
Social benefits for disabled people and funeral benefits can be classified as universal, covering principally all residents.
Unemployment insurance is 3% of the wage. The employer pays 1% of the wage and deduction from employees wage is 2%.
Unemployment benefit - those who are out of work are eligible to receive an unemployment benefit, as of 1 January 2013 a minimum of EUR 101 per month for a period of up to nine months provided they have registered themselves with the Unemployment Office.
Ministry of Social Affairs: http://www.sm.ee/eng/activity/working-and-managing/social-insurance/social-protection-in-estonia.html
Unemployment Insurance Act: http://www.legaltext.ee/et/andmebaas/tekst.asp?loc=text&dok=X50053K6&keel=en&pg=1&ptyyp=RT&tyyp=X&query=t%F6%F6tuskindlustuse
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 10:07