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Social Security Law in Switzerland, Second edition

By Thomas Gächter, Dania Tremp


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book describes the social security regime in Switzerland. It conveys a clear working knowledge of the legal mechanics affecting health care, employment injuries and occupational diseases, incapacity to work, pensions, survivors’ benefits, unemployment benefits and services, and family benefits.

The analysis covers the field of application, conditions for entitlement, calculation of benefits, financing, the institutional framework, and relevant law enforcement and controls. Allowances for retirees, employees, public sector workers, the self-employed, and the handicapped are all clearly explained, along with full details of claims, adjudication procedures, and appeals.

Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource for lawyers handling social security matters in Switzerland. It will be of practical utility to those both in public service and private practice called on to develop and to apply social security law and policy, and of special interest as a contribution to the comparative study of social security systems.

Pages 280
Publish Date 09/13/2019
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403517742
SKU 10058532-0002
Table of Contents

The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. The Institutions
Chapter 1. Public Institutions
Chapter 2. Position and Authority of the Public Institutions
Chapter 3. Private Institutions
Part II. Contribution and Financing
Chapter 1. Contribution Regulations for Employees
Chapter 2. Contributions for the Self-Employed
Chapter 3. Contribution Regulations for Non-employed People
Chapter 4. Other Contributions and Government Funding
Part III. Health Care
Chapter 1. Who Is Entitled to Health Care?
Chapter 2. Benefits
Chapter 3. Conditions
Part IV. Family Allowances
Chapter 1. Who Is Entitled to Family Allowances?
Chapter 2. Eligible Children
Chapter 3. The Amount of the Benefit
Chapter 4. Collective Services
Chapter 5. Guaranteed Family Allowances
Chapter 6. Provisional Payment
Part V. Incapacity to Work
Chapter 1. Field of Application
Chapter 2. Specific Risks
Chapter 3. Certification of the Incapacity to Work
Chapter 4. Benefits
Chapter 5. Conditions
Chapter 6. Accumulation Rules
Part VI. Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases
Part VII. Unemployment
Part VIII. Pensions
Chapter 1. The Swiss Pension System
Chapter 2. Pensions for Wage-Earners
Chapter 3. Pensions for the Self-Employed
Chapter 4. Guaranteed Income for the Elderly
Part IX. The Handicapped Persons
Part X. Minimum Income Benefit
Chapter 1. Special Assistance Scheme (Supplementary Benefits)
Chapter 2. General Assistance Schemes (Social Assistance)
Part XI. Claims and Adjudication
Selected Bibliography