TN 3 (05-98)
GN 01729.010 Overview of the Austrian Social Security System
The Austrian Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits including retirement, survivor and disability benefits. To qualify for Austrian 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 Austrian system and the level of his/her earnings.