• Coordination of Social Security Systems in the SADC Region. Potential Lessons from the European Union

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2009-10-06
Authors:

(Tulia Ackson holds an LL.B (Hons), LL.M and a PhD in law. Her research interests hinge on labour and social security law and she has done numerous researches pertaining to the said area.She is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam. She is also an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.)
ISBN:
9783838319032

Description:

In the wake of the adoption of the SADC Code on Social Security of 2004 and the imminent adoption of the SADC Protocol on the Facilitation of Movement of Persons of 2005, it is imperative that coordination of social security is prioritised in the SADC. currently, people who move from one country to the other loose their social security rights as they cross borders, more so for the workers who would have contributed to the social security systems in their countries of origin or their host countries. They loose their insurance periods, which are crucial in the determinations of entitlement to social security benefits, as well as their social security benefits accrued in the countries where the person crossing the border would have worked. This Monograph, therefore, outlines some of the issues which should be addressed at the very early stages of coordinating social security in the SADC and it suggets priority areas for setting afoot the proposed coordination. It suggests that long-term benefits including old age, invalidity and survivors'' pensions should take a lead. Lessons are drawn from the European Union particularly on how coordination works.

MATERIAS: SADC, European Union, Social Security, social security benefits, coordination