TN 1 (06-14)
GN 01739.015 Coverage and Contributions under the Chilean System
A. Compulsory coverage
In general, Chilean Social Security covers all employees working in Chile, including foreign nationals. Currently, self-employed individuals may contribute on a voluntary basis. However, Chile will gradually extend mandatory coverage to some self-employed persons from 2012 to 2015. Separate, special systems cover the armed forces and the national police.
B. Voluntary coverage
Chilean nationals can make additional voluntary social security contributions to their individual accounts to increase future benefit amounts.