Social Assistance

Social assistance, formerly called welfare, is not a social insurance. It operates according to the principle of need and ensures that in any case a minimum subsistence is guaranteed. This is especially true when people fall through gaps in the social safety net . Social assistance falls primarily within the competence of the cantons and is tailored to the particular conditions.

History of social security

Dive into the history of social security in Switzerland.

Last modification 17.09.2018

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