10.18.100 Slovenian Glossary

Introduction

This section contains a list of terms used in and applicable to the Agreement with Slovenia.

Australian Disability Support Pension

This Agreement limits DSP to those people who are severely disabled.

Benefit

For Australia, 'benefit' means Age and DSP for the severely disabled. It includes any additional amount or increase that is payable to, or in respect of, a person who qualifies for that additional amount or increase. RA, PhA, TAL and RAA are also included for people in Australia, but are subject to the portability restrictions of the SSAct.

Pension & Disability Insurance Institute/Zavod za Pokojninsko Savaravonje Slovenije

This organisation in Slovenia provides general supervision of Slovenia's social insurance.

Period of Insurance/Slovenian Period of Insurance/Slovenian Periods of Insurance

All employed people in Slovenia pay contributions to the Slovenian social security scheme. A period of insurance is any period of contribution, or any other period taken into account by the Institute of Pension and Disability Insurance for pensions purpose.

Slovenia

Slovenia means the Republic of Slovenia.

Slovenian Disability Pension/Disability Pension

Disability pension is paid to people who are incapacitated for all work, or who have a greatly reduced capacity for regular or equivalent work. Contributions vary according to when the person became disabled.

Rate of pension is based on average earnings and the age a person becomes disabled.

The rate of Slovenian disability pension is adjusted every February and September in line with the CPI in Slovenia.

Slovenian Old-Age Pension/Old-Age Pension

Slovenian old-age pension is paid to:

Men Women
Age 65 15 years of contributions In 2002, age 61, In 2003, age 61 and 4 months 15 years of contributions
Age 63 20 years of contributions In 2002, age 59, In 2003, age 59 and 4 months 20 years of contributions
Age 58 40 years of contributions In 2002, age 54, In 2003, age 57 and 4 months 35 years of contributions 35 years and 6 months of contributions

Rate of pension is based on average earnings and the age a person retires.

The age women qualify for age pension is gradually increasing by 4 months per year.

The qualifying period for age pension is also increasing by 3 months a year.

The rate of Slovenian old-age pension is adjusted every February and September in line with the CPI in Slovenia.

Slovenian Survivor Pension/Survivor Pension

Survivor benefits are paid to the survivor/s of people who have contributed to Slovenia's social insurance system. Age requirements apply. The amount paid varies according to the number of survivors and whether they are a surviving spouse and/or surviving child/ren.

The rate of Slovenian survivor benefit is adjusted every February and September in line with the CPI in Slovenia.

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015