10.18.1.30 Slovenia's Social Security System

Slovenia's social security system

Slovenia's social security system consists of a:

  • compulsory contribution based social insurance system, and
  • non-contributory State pension.

Slovenia's social insurance

All employed and self-employed people in Slovenia are required to contribute to Slovenian social insurance. Contribution rates vary with the average rate being 15.5% of earnings.

The benefits covered under this system are:

A supplementary benefit may be paid to people who receive a contributory pension at a low rate.

A dependent allowance is also payable under certain conditions.

Slovenia's state pension

To receive a state pension a person must be 65 years of age and have resided in Slovenia for 30 years between the age of 15 and 65. State pensions are payable to people who are:

  • permanent residents of Slovenia,
  • are not entitled to a pension under the Pension and Disability Insurance Act,
  • are not entitled to a foreign pension, and
  • whose income does not exceed the specified income ceiling.

Administration

The Ministry responsible for social insurance in Slovenia is the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs.

The Pension and Disability Insurance Institute provides general supervision.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 17 Slovenia

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015