International Organisations

Social Security Organisations in Other Countries

Austria | Belgium | Canada | Chile | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | FYROM | Germany | Greece | Hungary | India | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Japan | Korea | Malta | The Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Slovak Republic | Slovenia | Spain | Switzerland | United Kingdom | United States of America

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Chile

  • Ministry of Labor and Social Security through the Superintendent of Pensions provides general supervision.
  • Individual pension fund management companies (AFPs) administer individual accounts and collect contributions.
  • Social Security Institute administers the social insurance and assistance programs.

Croatia

Social insurance

Mandatory individual account

  • Ministry of Labor and Pension System provides general legal supervision.

Cyprus

  • Social Insurance Services of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare, and Social Insurance, directed by a tripartite advisory Social Insurance Board and the Director of Social Insurance Services, collects contributions and administers the program.

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Universal, social insurance, and social assistance

Mandatory individual account

Finland

  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Health provides general supervision.
  • Social Insurance Institution, managed by a governing body appointed by parliament, administers the universal program through district offices. Five insurance districts determine claims for old-age and survivor pensions.
  • The Center for Disability Pensions determines disability pension claims.
  • Finnish Centre for Pensions, managed by a tripartite board, oversees the social insurance program.
  • Licensed nonprofit insurance companies, pension funds, and foundations serve as carriers for the social insurance benefits and collect contributions.
  • Financial Supervision Authority supervises the carriers.

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

  • Ministry of Labour and Employment provides general supervision for most schemes.
  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation administers the provident fund program through regional, subregional, inspectorate, and subaccount offices.
  • Central Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund, through a tripartite body comprising representatives of government, employers, and employees, administers the funds.
  • Central and state authorities administer the gratuity scheme.
  • Ministry of Rural Development provides general supervision for social assistance schemes.
  • National Social Assistance Programme administers social assistance old-age pension, disability and survivor schemes.

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Korea

Latvia

Malta

The Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States of America

  • Social Security Administration, an independent agency within the executive branch of government, administers the programs through regional program centers, district offices, and branch offices.
  • Treasury Department supervises the collection of Social Security taxes through the Internal Revenue Service and supervises the payment of benefits and the management of funds.

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