In a certain sense, social protection can be considered as an umbrella for those members of society who need help. Here, we can distinguish between the providers and recipients of help. The providers of help include, for example, state, local government and private institutions. In most cases, social protection can be classified as social insurance or social care. Social protection includes benefits in the case of death, loss of a provider, incapacity for work, birth of a child, but also subsistence and unemployment benefits, and benefits for disabled people. Therefore, the main objective of social protection is to ensure sufficient income for persons in need of help. Whether the measures of social protection are able to do so is an entirely different matter. For many people, these measures may not be enough, but they still help to reduce poverty risk. The burden on the social protection system depends mostly on the number of benefit recipients, which, in turn, is mainly related to developments in the economy and the labour market. In recent years, the economic situation and mainly the situation in the labour market have improved.