The following persons living in the Republic of Latvia have the entitlement/right to receive social services and social assistance:
1) Latvian citizens and non-citizens and their family members;
2) foreigners who have been issued a permanent residence permit or have been granted the status of a permanent resident of the European Union in the Republic of Latvia and their family members;
3) Citizens of European Union member states, European Economic Area countries and the Swiss Confederation, who:
a) have obtained the right of permanent residence,
b) have the right to stay/reside in the Republic of Latvia and have stayed in the Republic of Latvia for at least three months,
c) have stayed in the Republic of Latvia for at least six months, if the purpose of the stay was to establish employment legal relations in the Republic of Latvia and there is evidence that they continue to look for work, as evidenced by their registration with the State Employment Agency [Nodarbinātības valsts aģentūrā];
and family members of the said persons.
The right to receive the basic social assistance benefits, shelter and night shelter services, as well as social service information and consultations referred to in this law is held by persons who stay/reside in the Republic of Latvia and who have been granted alternative status, as well as family members of these persons who stay/reside in the Republic of Latvia.