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.
Covered employees, their employers, and self-employed workers must make compulsory
contributions based on a percentage of the employee's earnings.
People who are not subject to compulsory contributions and who meet certain conditions
may make voluntary contributions to build future benefit rights.
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.