Persons Receiving Social/Disability Benefits: Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland

Number of persons (per 100 000 population) who are claiming social/disability benefits over the years in Belgium, Iceland, Ireland and Switzerland:


Years Belgium Iceland Ireland Switzerland
1980 141.2
1981 144.8
1982 153.6
1983 166.2
1984 173.2
1985 1431.7 183.9
1986 1487.3 191.2 1810.5
1987 1555.1 192.6 1834.1
1988 1629.5 212.0 1859.5
1989 1724.6 198.2 1911.3
1990 1669.5 1823.4 206.7 1941.7
1991 1788.9 1959.7 213.6 1986.7
1992 1831.0 2049.8 221.1 2029.3
1993 1869.0 2260.4 232.4 2101.7
1994 1947.2 2458.7 241.1 2205.2
1995 1982.9 2684.3 249.3 2273.2
1996 2001.1 2817.8 258.2 2353.5
1997 1981.7 2870.3 266.0 2443.5
1998 2002.8 2914.6 275.0 2534.7
1999 2062.0 3129.0 282.7 2632.5
2000 2101.3 3318.1 288.3 2741.5
2001 2090.9 3430.9 291.9 2837.9
2002 2105.9 3631.6 296.4 3015.3
2003 2138.4 3871.4 299.0 3160.6
2004 2338.4 4105.1 300.8 3275.8
2005 2416.1 4311.1 308.1 3438.4
2006 2482.7 4347.2 295.3 3528.4

Source: WHO – European health for all database (HFA-DB)

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