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Area of CBC activity Labour market
Sector of CBC activity Social security frameworks
Please, briefly describe the CBC activity you wanted to pursue The social security systems of the European Union (EU) countries are coordinated. Social benefits and the conditions under which they are granted are determined at the national level, depending on the traditions and culture of each country. However, European law lays down rules and principles to guarantee the right of free movement of persons in the EU.Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems applies to all nationals of Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia who are or who have been covered by the social security legislation of one of those countries, as well as to members of their family and their survivors. The provisions of this Regulation apply to all the traditional branches of social security: sickness, maternity, accidents at work, occupational diseases, invalidity benefits, unemployment benefits, family benefits, retirement and pre-retirement benefits, death grants.

The Regulation recognizes the principle of aggregation of periods, pursuant to which periods of insurance, employment or residence in the country are taken into account in the other countries. This means that the acquisition of the right to benefits in one State must take account of periods of insurance, employment, self-employment or residence in another state.

Frontier workers are affiliated to the body of the country in which they work, while residing in another country and having access to health care in both States. Special provisions are provided concerning benefits in kind intended for members of their family.

Border areas (states involved)
Institution European Parliament, Social security systems of Austria – Italy – Hungary – Slovenia
Contact details Andrej Čokert, SecretaryGovernment Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy (GOSP)Dunajska c. 58 SI-1001Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Tel: +386 1 320 16 21

Fax: +386 1 320 16 33

Mail to:andrej.cokert@gov.si

Year of record 2012