The Swiss Social Security system pays retirement, survivors and disability benefits
that are contributory and related to a worker's average earnings and other income
and which are know as “ordinary” benefits. Supplementary benefits may also be paid
under occupational benefit plans, and means-tested supplements may be paid by individual
Swiss cantons. However, the only Swiss benefits included within the scope of the agreement
are “ordinary” benefits. This section, therefore, describes only those benefits.