What is the basic package?
The basic package of the Overseas Social Security consists of three insurance policies:
- pension insurance,
- incapacity for work and disability insurance (including pregnancy), and
- a deferred insurance policy for medical care.
By joining the Overseas Social Security, you ensure that your years of service outside the European Union and Switzerland count towards your pension.
The basic package always includes these 3 insurance policies, unless you are a national of a country that is not a member of the European Economic Area (EEA)(New window) or Switzerland.
How much does it cost?
To a certain extent, you choose your contribution yourself: there is a minimum contribution and a maximum contribution. The amount of your contribution is mainly important for the amount of your pension. Your sickness and disability benefit also increases the more you contribute.
The monthly basic amount of your contribution is between €324.60 and €1,973.89.
Are you a national of a country outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland? Then other contribution formulas are possible for you. You can find them in the section For non-EU nationals.