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How to apply for state social benefits

State social benefits is complemented by social insurance system and provides material support for certain population groups. These benefits targeted at social risk situations and cases where reducing the income to persons who are not insured or whose contributions to the lack of state social insurance and pension benefits for the receipt of such additional expenditure is incurred, or in cases where the social insurance system does not provide for protection (for example, the state family allowance, child care and birth grants, the national social security allowance, which provides protection for old-age, invalidity or survivor 's case, those persons who are not insured, etc.).

State social benefits and opportunities for different types of

State Social Insurance Agency (SSIA) may submit in person, by mail or electronically to the granting of such State social benefits :

  • childbirth allowance – to one of the parents of a child's care or the person to the age of one year. The right to this allowance from the eighth day of the child;
  • child care allowance – is awarded to any person who takes care of children under one year of age, if this person has not been employed on the date the benefit is awarded, as well as a person who takes care of a child from one to two years of age;
  • a surcharge on the child care allowance and parental benefit for Twins or More Children Born During One Delivery – is awarded to any person who, child care allowance or the parental benefit is granted for Twins or More Children Born During One Delivery;
  • maternity benefit - to compensate for the job income foregone when a woman to go on maternity leave, the State in respect of any socially insured woman shall be granted maternity benefits;
  • paternity benefit - if the newborn child's dad works for paid employment and is insured, it is possible to obtain leave of absence due to the birth of a child of ten calendar days, paid for by the paternity benefit;
  • national family allowance - is awarded to the person raising a child aged between one and 15 years, as well as older than 15 years, if the child to continue training in general education or professional education institution, does not receive a scholarship and has not entered into marriage. In this case, the benefit shall be granted for a period of time until the child attends an educational institution, but not longer than until the day when he reaches 19 years of age or enter into marriage; 
  • parental allowance - the socially insured person who takes care of a child or more children born during one delivery under the age of one year, if that person is employed on the day of the award of the allowance;
  • child care allowance for a disabled child – is awarded to any person who takes care of the child, which the State Medical Commission for the Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability has determined the disability and issued a statement the need for specific care owing to severe functional disturbances;
  • a surcharge on the state family allowance for a disabled child – a person who is raising a disabled child under the age of 18 years. The right to this premium to the person who is raising a disabled child from a disabled child of the status of the days before the date when the disabled child reaches 18 years of age, regardless of the state family allowance expenses;
  • allowance to a disabled person who needs care – gives a person who has been recognised as disabled people, has exceeded 18 years of age and who, owing to severe functional disturbances needs special care. Opinion on the need for specific care shall be issued by the State Medical Commission for the Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability;
  • mobility allowance for persons with restricted mobility – is awarded to any person who, on its own initiative or whose child Law and other procedures provided for in the regulatory enactments have been classified as disabled and issued an opinion on medical indication for the acquisition of a specially adjusted car and benefit;
  • national social security benefit – is awarded to the person who is not entitled to receive state pensions (excluding survivors' pensions for disabled persons) or the insurance compensation for accidents at work or occupational disease, if a person: is unemployed, disabled and exceeded the 18 years of age, has not reached the age of majority, has lost one or both providers and is unmarried; 
  • sickness benefit - to compensate income foregone resulting from the work of human diseases, the State shall be granted and paid sickness benefit;
  • funeral allowance – a person who has undertaken the burial of recipient of the State social security benefit.
To log on to the above benefits, it is necessary to fill out theSSIA home page of the available forms, but if a person wishes, submissions can also type in free form.

On the form is no longer need to add different documents

that prove that you are entitled to benefits if the information required by the decision making, there are other authority, then it gets its own, such as the person no longer produce child’s birth certificate because the information referred to in the SSIA will benefit from population registers data.

If the form is submitted electronically

the filled form must be prepared in accordance with Cabinet Regulation No. 2005 of 28 June Regulation No. 473, signed with secure electronic signature and send the e-mail address: vsaa@vsaa.lv. The above provisions, the 17 states that authority, within one working day to the e-mail address from which e-dokuments served shall give notice of receipt of electronic documents.

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