The right to the appropriate social, legal and economic protection of the family belongs to a specific category of human rights, called economic and social rights. These rights oblige the State to create and maintain a social security and support system. Therefore, families in Lithuania, including children, parents and other persons who have undertaken care for children, are guaranteed special social and economic support and protection.

About this section

This section of the Guide explains the basic principles of the social security and support system for the family and provides a brief description of social benefits available in Lithuania. 

To learn more about other aspects of social security and the support available in Lithuania, you can contact The State Social Insurance Fund or the social services in your local municipality.

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