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Department of Information
Government of Malta
Ministries and Entities
Presidents of Malta
Prime Ministers of Malta
Services & Information
Social Security and Health Services
Information on Housing
offers a wide variety of schemes and initiatives in order to help those living in Malta who are in most need of assistance. So if you’re buying your first home, have a disability, or live in a Government property, you could stand to benefit from these schemes.
Find out if you’re eligible for these Schemes
Ministry of Health
’s mission is to protect and promote the health of the people of the Islands of Malta. It is working to protect you against the spread of disease, injuries, and environmental hazards while promoting and encouraging healthy behaviours and enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to public health.
Learn more about breast care, diabetes, speech and language, care for the elderly, obtaining medicines, your European Health Insurance card and eating and living healthily.
You may also visit the
Health Promotion section
for more information on controlling your own health and enjoying healthier lifestyles or find out useful information on the
Disease Prevention Services
If you had any injuries at work you may also contact the
Department of Industrial and Employment Relations
(DIER) to find out your rights and what you're eligble to from your employer. Read below to see the social benefits you may be entitled to, mainly the
short term benefits
Social Benefits in Malta
There are a great number of
available to assist people living in Malta. These include children’s allowance, maternity leave and benefits, foster care allowances, sickness benefits and medical assistance, injury benefits and pensions.
Information on the benefits and their respective details can be found in the Benefit Information menu in the Social Security
You can log in to the
Social Security website
to see your employment history, keep track of your medical records and see what benefits you are entitled to.
What to do if you feel you've been unjustly refused a benefit?
You may appeal against the Director’s decision before the Social Security Umpire. Appeals may be lodged only on particular articles of the Law or important principles emerging from the Director’s decision. The appeal has to be lodged within 30 days of the day you have been informed of the decision. The appeal can be sent
or to the address below:
Secretary to the Umpire
Department of Social Security
19, Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli
Valletta CMR 02
The Social Security Umpire can change a decision if it is wrong. He cannot however change the Law on which the decision has been based or pay more money than the Law allows.
When lodging a written appeal you may be guided by the following form templates:
Withdrawal of Appeal
Short Term Benefits
Social Security Online Applications
Youth Employment Portal
European Job Mobility Portal (EURES)
Public Administration Recruitment
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