Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

A-Z on social security coordination (FAQs)

The ‘A-Z of social security coordination (FAQs)’ is a facility setting out the basic principles and frequently raised issues in field of social security coordination.

You are invited to first read the introduction into the theory of social security coordination and the coordination instruments of the European Union.

You will then find more in-depth information structured in 70 keywords. Each keyword provides answers to specific questions and includes plenty of practical examples and links to further information sources to guide you through this complex topic.

Some keywords provide you with specific definitions (e.g. self-employed person, frontier worker), while others explain the legislative aspects of certain procedures (e.g. cross-border medical care, posting of workers).

You can use this tool to expand your own knowledge or to find the answer to practical questions. All you have to do is click on the relevant keywords below in order to see more detailed information.

A

Access to social assistance and other benefits not covered by the material scope of Regulation 883/2004

Accidents at work

Administrative Commission

Administrative cooperation

Adoption allowances

Advances of maintenance payments

Aggregation of periods

Applicable legislation

Assimilation of facts

H

Harmonisation of social security

P

Paternity benefits

Pensions

Personal scope

Portable documents

Posting

Pre-retirement benefits

Proratisation

B

Benefits

Benefits for victims of war

I

Incapacity for work

Information to and from citizens

Invalidity pensions

R

Refugee

Residence

C

Childbirth allowances

Child-raising periods

Citizen of the EU

Civil servant

Collection of contributions

Collective labour agreement

Competent Member State

Contributory benefits

Conventions on social security

Coordination of social security

L

Labour promotion

Legislation

Long-term care benefits

 

S

Self-employed person

Sickness benefits in cash

Sickness benefits in kind

Simultaneous employment

Single Digital Gateway

Social assistance

Social security risks

Special non-contributory cash benefits

Stay

Stateless person

Structured electronic documents

Survivor

Survivors’ benefits

D

Death grants

Derived rights

Dialogue and conciliation procedure

Digitalization of social security coordination

Discrimination

M

Material scope

Maternity benefits

Medical care

Member of the family

T

Territorial scope

Third-country nationals

Transitional provisions

E

Employed person

Employer

Electronic exchange of social security information (EESSI)

Equal treatment of benefits, income, facts or events

ESPASS - European Social Security Pass

EU-UK relations - Protocol on SSC

Export of benefits

N

Nationality

Non-contributory benefits

U

Unemployment benefits

F

Family benefits

Free movement of workers

Frontier worker

O

Occupational disease

Old-age pensions

V

Voluntary insurance

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