Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits in Malta

Short-Term Social Security Unemployment Benefit
– Daily Rates in Malta

Year Single parent or
Married person
maintaining spouse
not in full-time employment
Any other person

2017

 € 12.31 € 8.05

2016

 € 12.18 € 7.97

2015

 € 12.05 € 7.89

2014

 € 11.80 € 7.72

2013

 € 11.55 € 7.56

Short-Term Social Security Special Unemployment Benefit
– Daily Rates in Malta

Year Single parent or
Married person
maintaining spouse
not in full-time employment
Any other person

2017

 € 20.68 € 13.64

2016

 € 20.47 € 13.50

2015

 € 20.26 € 13.22

2014

 € 19.83 € 12.94

2013

 € 19.41 € 12.67

Short-Term Social Security Sickness Benefit
– Daily Rates in Malta

Year Single parent or
Married person
maintaining spouse
not in full-time employment
Any other person

2017

 € 20.30 € 13.14

2016

 € 20.09 € 13.00

2015

 € 19.88 € 12.86

2014

 € 19.46 € 12.59

2013

 € 19.05 € 12.32

Short-Term Social Security Injury Benefit
– Daily Rates in Malta

Year Single parent or
Married person
maintaining spouse
not in full-time employment
Any other person

2017

 € 30.46 € 22.92

2016

 € 30.15 € 22.68

2015

 € 29.84 € 22.44

2014

 € 29.21 € 21.97

2013

 € 28.59 € 21.51

Social Security Maternity Benefit
– Rates in Malta

Year Maximum
weekly rate
per pregnancy
Maximum
annual rate
per pregnancy

2017

 € 90.27 (maximum of 14 weeks)
Self-occupied persons – € 169.76 (maximum of 14 weeks)
   Eligibility This Maternity Benefit is not available to women who avail themselves from maternity leave from their place of work.
€ 1,263.78
€ 2,376.64

2016

 € 89.10 (maximum of 14 weeks)
Self-occupied persons – € 168.01 (maximum of 14 weeks)
   Eligibility This Maternity Benefit is not available to women who avail themselves from maternity leave from their place of work.
€ 1,247.40
€ 2,352.14

2015

 € 87.35 € 1,222.90

2014

 € 86.77 € 1,214.78

2013

 € 83.28 € 1,043.56

Social Security Maternity Leave Benefit
– Rates in Malta

Year Maximum
weekly rate
per pregnancy
Maximum
annual rate
per pregnancy

2017

 € 169.76
* paid for a maximum of four weeks
€ 679.04

2016

 € 168.01
* paid for a maximum of four weeks
€ 672.04

2015

 € 166.26
* paid for four weeks from the
15th week up to the 18th week of pregnancy
€ 665.04

2014

 € 160.00
* paid for a maximum
of four weeks
 

2013

 € 160.00
* paid for a maximum
of four weeks

Social Security Marriage Grant
– Rates in Malta

Year Lump sum
Entitlement  Condition: person must be ordinary resident in Malta and was an
employed person or a self-employed or self-occupied person for at
least six months at any time prior to contracting marriage

2017

 € 277.70 per person

2016

 € 274.84 per person

2015

 € 271.98 per person

2014

 € 271.04
 per person

2013

 € 265.32
 per person

Social Security Children Allowance
– Rates in Malta

2017

Household
Annual Income
Test
Age entitlement conditions for children in household Annual rate calculation
per child
 over €24,833 Under 16 years of age €450.00
  lower than €24,833 Under 16 years of age (€24,833 less household annual income) * 6%
(Maximum €1,155.96)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate
   lower than €24,833 Over 16 but under
21 years of age¹  (Either still undergoing full-time education or training in an educational institution recognised by the government in terms of the Education Act and who is not receiving any form of remuneration or stipend or allowance or is registered unemployed under the Part I register and has never been gainfully occupied.)
OR
(is registered as unemployed under Part I of the Register kept in accordance with the provisions of the Employment and Training Services Act and who has never been gainfully occupied, and who is not in receipt of any benefit, pension or assistance payable under this Act.)
(€24,833 less household annual income) * 2%
(Mininum €450)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate  

2016

Household
Annual Income
Test
Age entitlement conditions for children in household Annual rate calculation
per child
 over €24,742 Under 16 years of age €450.00
  lower than €24,742 Under 16 years of age (€24,742 less household annual income) * 6%
(Maximum €1,155.96)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate
   lower than €24,742 Over 16 but under
21 years of age¹  (Either still undergoing full-time education or training in an educational institution recognised by the government in terms of the Education Act and who is not receiving any form of remuneration or allowance or is registered unemployed under the Part I register and has never been gainfully occupied.)
OR
(is registered as unemployed under Part I of the Register kept in accordance with the provisions of the Employment and Training Services Act and who has never been gainfully occupied, and who is not in receipt of any benefit, pension or assistance payable under this Act.)
(€24,742 less household annual income) * 2%
(Maximum €385.32)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate  

2015

Household
Annual Income
Test
Age entitlement conditions for children in household Annual rate calculation
per child
 over €24,651 Under 16 years of age €450.00
  lower than €24,651 Under 16 years of age (€24,651 less household annual income) * 6%
(Maximum €1,155.96)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate
   lower than €24,651 Over 16 but under
21 years of age¹  (Either still undergoing full-time education or training in an educational institution recognised by the government in terms of the Education Act and who is not receiving any form of remuneration or allowance or is registered unemployed under the Part I register and has never been gainfully occupied.)
OR
(is registered as unemployed under Part I of the Register kept in accordance with the provisions of the Employment and Training Services Act and who has never been gainfully occupied, and who is not in receipt of any benefit, pension or assistance payable under this Act.)
(€24,651 less household annual income) * 2%
(Maximum €385.32)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate  

2014

Household
Annual Income
Test
Age entitlement conditions for children in household Annual rate calculation
per child
   over €24,621 Under 16 years of age €450.00
  lower than €24,621 Under 16 years of age (€24,621 less household annual income) * 6%
(Maximum €1,155.96)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate  
   lower than €24,621 Over 16 but under
21 years of age¹  (Either still undergoing full-time education or training in an educational institution recognised by the government in terms of the Education Act and who is not receiving any form of remuneration or allowance or is registered unemployed under the Part I register and has never been gainfully occupied.)
OR
(Or is registered as unemployed under Part I of the Register kept in accordance with the provisions of the Employment and Training Services Act and who has never been gainfully occupied, and who is not in receipt of any benefit, pension or assistance payable under this Act.)
(€24,621 less household annual income) * 2%
(Maximum €385.32)²  National Minimum wage income earners are entitled to the maximum annual rate  

2013

Household
Annual Income
Test
Age entitlement conditions for children in household Annual rate calculation
per child
   over €24,439 Under 16 years of age €450.00
  lower than €24,439 Under 16 years of age (€24,439 less household annual income) * 6%
(Maximum €1,155.96)²    
   lower than €24,439 Over 16 but under
21 years of age¹  (Either still undergoing full-time education or training in an educational institution recognised by the government in terms of the Education Act and who is not receiving any form of remuneration or allowance or is registered unemployed under the Part I register and has never been gainfully occupied.)
OR
(Or is registered as unemployed under Part I of the Register kept in accordance with the provisions of the Employment and Training Services Act and who has never been gainfully occupied, and who is not in receipt of any benefit, pension or assistance payable under this Act.)
(€24,439 less household annual income) * 2%
(Maximum €385.32)²