TN 3 (01-03)
GN 01713.010 Overview of the Belgian Social Security System
The Belgian Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits including retirement, survivors and disability benefits. To qualify for Belgian benefits, a worker must meet minimum length-of-work or recency-of-work requirements that vary depending upon the type of benefit. The Belgian Social Security system is divided into:
A general system that covers most employees in the private sector, and
Special systems for public employees and self-employed persons.
As used in this subchapter, references to the Belgian system include the general system and the special systems.