Statutory schemes of social security (Directive 79/7)

AuthorPavlou, Vera
Pages32-33
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7 Statutory schemes of social security (Directive 79/7)
7.1 General (legal) context
7.1.1 Surveys and reports on the practical difficulties linked to statutory schemes of social
security (Directive 79/7)
There are no recent national report or surveys conc erning statutory social security
schemes.
7.1.2 Other relevant issues
There are no other issues.
7.1.3 Overview of national acts
Law 59(I)/2010 (as amended) regulates statutory social security schemes.
7.1.4 Political and societal debate and pending legislative prop osals
There are no pending proposals.
7.2 Implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in
matters of social security
The principle of equal treatment for men and women in matt ers of social security is not
explicitly included in Law 59(I)/2010 (as amended) which regulates statutory social
security schemes.
7.3 Personal scope
Law 59(I)/2010 applies to employees and the self-employed (Articl e 3(2)).
7.4 Material scope
Law 59(I)/2010 covers maternity benefit, sickness benefit, unemployment benefit,
pensions (old-age, disability and survivor’s pension), orphans’ allowance, missing person’s
benefit and paternity benefit. The law also provides for certain one-off allowances:
childbirth allowance and funeral allowance.
7.5 Exclusions
There are no exclusions.
7.6 Actuarial factors
Sex is not used as an actuarial factor; the level of benefits is the same for men and women.
7.7 Difficulties
There are no specific difficulties.
7.8 Evaluation of implementation
The implementation in national law is satisfactory.

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