The Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration was established on October 3rd 2011 and is responsible for the central administration of the Danish social security and benefits system.
The Ministry assists the Minister, the Government and Parliament in the drafting of bills and initiates debates, pilot projects and research that can develop the social area. Moreover, the Ministry attends to Denmark's social-policy cooperation with other nations, for instance the conclusion of agreements in the social security area.
All citizens in need are entitled to receive social security benefits and social services - regardless of factors such as their affiliation to the labour market.
Social security benefits and social services are chiefly financed from general taxation.
The Ministry's main responsibilities are policy on children at risk, elderly and disabled people and pensions, marginalized groups such as homeless people, people with mental disorders and drug addicts.