BASIC (03-09)

GN 01749.015 Coverage and Contributions under the Czech System

A. Introduction

In general, Czech Social Security provides benefits to covered workers who reside in the Czech Republic as explained in this section. There are three types of contributions under the Czech system.

B. Types of contributions

1. Compulsory coverage

Covered employees, their employers, and self-employed workers must make compulsory contributions based on a percentage of the employee's earnings.

2. Voluntary coverage

People who are not subject to compulsory contributions and who meet certain conditions may make voluntary contributions to build future benefit rights.

3. Credit coverage

People who are unable to work for specified reasons (e.g., periods of military service, university studies, and parental care of a child under 4 years of age) receive noncontributory credits that maintain eligibility for certain types of benefits.


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GN 01749.015 - Coverage and Contributions under the Czech System - 03/12/2009
Batch run: 03/12/2009
Rev:03/12/2009