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GN 01731.010 Overview of the Finnish Social Security System

Introduction

The Finnish Social Security system provides a wide range of benefits including retirement, survivors and disability benefits through two separate programs, which together make up a two-tier social insurance system:

  • The first tier, called the National Pensions Scheme(NPS) provides flat-rate benefits for people who reside in Finland.

  • The second tier, called the Employment Pension Scheme(EPS) pays benefits based on a worker's earnings level and years of coverage.

To qualify for Finnish benefits, a person must meet minimum residence or coverage requirements that vary depending on the type of benefit.


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GN 01731.010 - Overview of the Finnish Social Security System - 04/15/2014
Batch run: 04/15/2014
Rev:04/15/2014