Social Security in Gibraltar

Find out about an individual's obligations and benefit entitlements under Gibraltar’s social welfare system...

The Department of Social Security is responsible for benefits and welfare in Gibraltar. Contributions are paid by employees into the social security system; for self-employed people, these contribution charges are voluntary. It is only possible to claim for benefits if contributions have been made into the system. UK citizens who were claiming benefits in the UK may be able to claim these benefits while they are in Gibraltar.

Benefits available to residents of Gibraltar include:

  • benefits in the event of industrial accidents and diseases
  • unemployment benefits
  • maternity benefits and grants
  • pensions

Information about these benefits, eligibility and how to claim is available on the Gibraltar Government website.

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