Social Security in South Korea

Find out about an individual's obligations and entitlements under South Korea's social welfare system...

The Korean National Social Security System consists of social insurance, public assistance and the social welfare service. Social security benefits include: national pension, national health insurance, employment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance.

These social insurance schemes protect and secure people's income, health and employment. Foreigners who live and work in the country can subscribe and contribute to all four and receive the same benefits as Korean nationals. This cover is also extended to their dependents.

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