Transition benefits


Transition benefits – or bridging benefits – are benefits intended for individuals aged 60 or over who have exhausted their entitlement to unemployment benefits. They should cover their basic needs until normal retirement age at the latest.

Beneficiaries must meet a number of conditions, in particular having been gainfully employed for a sufficient period and having only modest assets.

Legal bases & legislation

Individuals who lose their job a few years before retirement often find themselves in a tricky situation. Their chances of re-entering the employment market are slim.


Transition benefits are financed from the general resources of the Confederation. There is no employee contribution in this sense.

Last modification 04.03.2021

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