TN 5 (08-94)

GN 01705.015 Coverage and Contributions Under the Italian System

A. Introduction

In general, Italian Social Security covers all people who work in Italy. A general system administered by Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS) covers most workers in the private sector. Several special systems cover workers in specific occupational categories.

B. Policy

1. Compulsory contributions

Covered employees and their employers, as well as self-employed persons, make compulsory contributions which are based on a percentage of the worker's earnings.

2. Voluntary contributions

People who are not subject to compulsory contributions and who meet certain qualifying conditions may make voluntary contributions to the Italian system in order to build future benefit rights.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201705015
GN 01705.015 - Coverage and Contributions Under the Italian System - 03/04/2014
Batch run: 03/04/2014
Rev:03/04/2014