ZUS • Poland

Zaklad Ubezoieczen Spolecznych


Insured risk(s)/benefits

Sickness benefits; Maternity benefits; Employment injury/Occupational Diseases; Invalidity benefits; Old-age pensions; Survivors benefits

European Affairs : -

 Szamocka Street 3,5, 01748 Warszawa, Poland
 0048 22 667 1764
 0048 22 623 4281

European Social and Health Policy focus

  1. Coordination of social security systems in European Union countries
  2. Open coordination method in the field of social security for elderly
  3. Social Security systems in European Union countries; current situation, discussions, reforms

Aim, structure and tasks of the organization

    The Social Insurance Institution’s main tasks are determined by the law of 13 October 1998 on social insurance system. The Institution also has other additional tasks in the field of social security. The Social Insurance Institution carries out its activities through the Head Office, 51 Branch Offices, 214 Inspectorates and 66 Local Offices. The Social Insurance Institution main tasks are: - granting and payment of pensions, sickness allowances, maternity allowances, rehabilitation benefits, care allowances, compensatory allowances, nursing allowances, funeral grants, - calculating and collecting contributions to: the Social Insurance Fund the second funded pension pillar (compulsory) and transferring it to open pension funds the health insurance and transferring it to the National Health Fund (NFZ) the Labour Fund and transfers it to the Ministry of Social Affairs the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund ZUS is the competent and liaison institution for implementation of international agreements and treaties on social insurance. The scope of the Social Insurance Institution activities makes it one of the biggest public institutions in Poland. It associates functions of the finance institution (contribution collection, benefits payment, and tax collection on behalf of pensioners) with functions of the institution that brings its customers (beneficiaries and contribution payers) safety connected with reliable accomplishment of social missions commissioned to the Institution.

Membership Info

If you are a national organisation responsible for statutory social insurance and would like information on becoming an ESIP member, please contact the Director.


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