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Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS)

Kuwait began in the application of pension systems in 01/01/1955 as part of the staff and the retirement system in the government, and then issued the first independent law on pensions by Law No. 3 of 1960, which was introduced in 01/04/1960

This included government officials, civilians and military personnel, followed by a separate law for pensions and retirement benefits for the military promulgated by Decree Law No. (27) of 1961 and introduced on 09.09.1961

Any of the previous regimes was not an integrated system for Social Security, where she was having a limited aspect of which covers specific groups are working in the government recruited on permanent jobs and the military.

The first integrated law for Social Security in 01.10.1976 issued by the Emiri Order Act (61 of 1976) has established the General Organization for Social Insurance to take over the system of it, which includes the application

  • Old-age insurance, disability, illness and death of civilian employees in the government sector and in civil and oil sectors (Part III of the Act).
  • Old-age insurance, disability, illness and death for the non-working with a third of Aalmstghlin self-employed and the like (Part V of the Act)
  • Work injury insurance:It began to apply the old-age insurance, disability, illness and death of civilian employees in the government sector and in civil and oil sectors as of 01/10/1977, and then postponed the implementation of the insurance is not working as well as the work injury insurance so that the institution completed the necessary preparations for their implementation.

01/03/1981 began applying old-age insurance, disability, illness and death on a non-working with a third of the employed freelancers and the like. Application has begun optionally for a period of five years from the date mentioned, then this became mandatory insurance as of 01.03.1986.

10.29.1980 issued in pensions for military personnel Law No. (69) of 1980, which includes Kuwaiti military men of the Army and Armed Forces and members of the police force and the National Volunteers Aahars where they came into force with effect from 1.3.1981. It has been entrusted to the General Organization for Social Insurance application of this law, and thus united the authority responsible for the application of the social security laws in Kuwait.

Insurance provided for work-related injuries in Part IV of the Social Security Act is still delayed its implementation. Note that all types of medical treatment is guaranteed to all Kuwaitis without expenses.

Law also issued (11) for the year 1988 to apply the social security system is optional on the Kuwaitis working for an employer is addressee social insurance law inside and outside Kuwait application began in 10/01/1988.

Law No. (128) for the year 1992 supplemental insurance system, who served with effect from 1/1/1995 where he was the former insurance systems was a civilian or a military statement platforms complemented by supplementary system, which covers the salary elements that are not included in the concept of salary in the basic insurance, and decides her benefit calculated according to special rules, in addition to the pension and it is a part.

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