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The EU COVID certificate

EU COVID certificates to be issued by the Social Insurance Board

Estonians and foreigners who have been issued the Estonian ID-Code and who do not have the possibility to create EU COVID certificates by themselves at the Patient Portal, may fill the application for the certificate in all the service centres of the Social Insurance Board. “The EU COVID...
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Survey Finds 1 in 6 Estonians Sexually Abused in Childhood

The Victim Support Development Unit of the Estonian Social Insurance Board commissioned a child sexual abuse survey that was conducted online by Norstat in April. The results indicate that one in six Estonians have been sexually abused in childhood by an adult. According to Virve Kass, a victim...
Indrek Holst

Indrek Holst to become the new Director General of the Estonian National Social Insurance Board

Minister of Social Protection Signe Riisalo confirmed Indrek Holst as the Director General of the Estonian National Social Insurance Board based on the proposal of the selection board for top executives in civil service. The new Director General will take office on 1 March, current Director General...
The helpline 116 006 offers initial counselling around the clock

Last year, more than 3000 new cases of domestic violence reached victim support.

The survey ordered by the Government Office in April revealed that over the past 15 years 4% of the people living in Estonia had experienced mental abuse and 1% had experienced physical abuse. That is an estimated 44,000 people who do not feel safe in their own home. In addition, their loved ones...
A written interpretation service

A written interpretation service is also being offered this year

The Social Insurance Board is also offering a written interpretation service in 2021 for hard of hearing people of working age with a reduced work ability. The written interpretation is primarily intended for persons who are hard of hearing, for whom a writing interpreter who transcribes audible...
The Social Insurance Board’s Tartu customer service department is located at the new address Pepleri 35

The Social Insurance Board’s Tartu customer service department is located at the new address Pepleri 35

Starting on Monday, 18 January, the Social Insurance Board’s customer service department will be located in the former Tartu County Government Office Building, at the address Pepleri 35. With the move into the new building, the Board’s staff, who used to be spread out at several different addresses...

The pension calculator now shows the future value of the pension.

The beginning of the year will give people the opportunity to make a number of pension-related choices, such as when to retire and when and how to use the money that has been accumulated in the second pillar. All of these decisions affect the size of the future pension.  A pension...
technical aid

Working age people are invited to take part in the pilot project for technical aids.

The Social Insurance Board, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, will carry out a pilot project for technical aids from 1 January through 30 June of next year. Within the framework of the project, people of working age without a disability or loss of ability to work will also receive...
girl with blue dress is laughing.

The Social Insurance Board recognised support service providers

Last week, at a virtual recognition event held at the Viru Conference Centre within the framework of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Social Insurance Board presented letters of thanks to 17 outstanding support persons and babysitters of severely and profoundly disabled...
Rõõm. Foto: Karolina Grabowska,

Children and the elderly with hearing impairments can also use the remote interpretation service in the New Year

The Social Insurance Board will continue to offer remote interpretation services in the New Year to hearing-impaired people communicating via sign language. If the service was thus far provided to people with a reduced work ability, then starting in the New Year the circle of service recipients...