Income compensations

EO-A-1605

The loss of earnings compensation (EO) partially compensates for the loss of earnings arising from the performance of military, civil protection or alternative civilian service. Since 2005, EO also covers loss of earnings during maternity (maternity allowance) and, from 2021, loss of earnings during paternity leave.

Research and evaluation

In department-led research, basis for the evaluation and development of policies, legislation and its implementation are drawn up.

Information for insured persons

The first line of contact for insured persons with questions about Swiss Old Age and Survivors’ Insurance, invalidity insurance, income compensation allowances, supplementary benefits and family allowances are the compensation funds and IV Offices:

We compiled a list of the answers to the most frequently asked questions on the following page:

History of social security

Dive into the history of social security in Switzerland.

Last modification 08.12.2020

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