Social insurance

Information on voluntary Swiss OASI/IV scheme, pension cover while living abroad, Swiss social security (OASI/IV) cover, health and accident insurance cover and hedging for means of existence with the Cooperative Society Solidarity Fund for Swiss Nationals Abroad “Soliswiss”:

Old age and invalidity insurance

If you live in a country that is not a member of the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), you can maintain your insurance cover in Switzerland by paying into the voluntary OASI/IV scheme, provided that you meet the membership requirements.

Soliswiss

As a Swiss national living abroad, you can also become a member of the Cooperative Society Solidarity Fund for Swiss Nationals Abroad, or “Soliswiss”.

For further information concerning old age pension and survivors’ benefits, please send your queries to:

Australia:

Centrelink International Services
GPO Box 273
HOBART TAS 7001
Tel. 13 1673
International.services@centrlink.gov.au

For further information concerning disability benefits, please send your queries to:

Central Compensation Office CdC
DI Office for insured persons residing outside Switzerland
Avenue Edmond-Vaucher 18
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Tel. +41 22 795 91 11
Fax +41 22 795 99 50
OAIE@zas.admin.ch