TN 5 (08-94)
GN 01705.010 Overview of the Italian Social Security System
The Italian Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits including old-age, survivors and disability benefits. To qualify for Italian benefits, a worker must meet minimum coverage or recency-of-work requirements that vary depending on the type of benefit. Benefit amounts are based on the length of time the worker contributed to the Italian system and the level of his or her earnings.