1997 - Law on State Social Insurance

Policy Field: 
Family & Children
Topic: 
Family Allowances
Country: 
Major Implications of the Reform: 

Social insurance is a set of measures organised by the state in order to insure the risk of a person or dependents thereof to a loss of income for work in connection with sickness, disability, maternity, unemployment, old age, an accident at work or the contraction of an occupational disease, the nursing of a child of the socially insured person, as well as additional expenditures in connection with the death of the socially insured person or dependents thereof. Social insurance is a part of the state social security system.
The law provides following types of social insurance:
1) state pension insurance (hereinafter – pension insurance);
2) social insurance in case of unemployment (hereinafter – unemployment insurance);
3) social insurance in respect to accidents at work and occupational diseases (hereinafter – occupational accident insurance);
4) disability insurance;
5) maternity and sickness insurance;
6) parents’ insurance.