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Differential access to social protection system and benefits - Do some or more categories of migrants minorities or stateless/non-citizens face limitations and restrictions?

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Discrimination, Equality
22/02/2012 - 15:05
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In Finland, access to all social services such as health care, education and employment benefits are residence-based. If a migrant resides in Finland legally, he/she normally has a municipality of residence. Irregular migrants are most affected by this, since they do not have a municipality of residence in Finland and are thereby excluded from access to aforementioned services.


In addition, tertiary level students (migrants and majority alike) may not use municipal health care services, but their health care is organised by the educational institution. 

Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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