Loss of earnings compensation scheme (EO)


The loss of earnings compensation scheme (EO) partially compensates for the loss of earnings arising from the performance of military, civil protection or civilian service. The EO also partially compensates for the loss of earnings arising from maternity, paternity or adoption leave, as well as parental leave to care for a seriously ill or injured child.

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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 pages:


History of social security

Dive into the history of social security in Switzerland.

Last modification 16.01.2023

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