The types of benefits provided by ZUS

The Social Insurance Institution – as the main implementing body of the social insurance legislation – establishes the entitlement to, and pays social insurance benefits and other benefits entrusted by virtue of separate legislation.

The following benefits are payable in various life situations:

1. In respect of sickness and maternity

  • sickness allowance,
  • maternity allowance,
  • care allowance,
  • compensatory allowance,
  • rehabilitation benefit;

2. In respect of a long-term incapacity for work

  • disability pension,
  • training pension;

3. In respect of old age

  • old-age pension,
  • nursing supplement to old-age pension;

4. In respect of the death of a breadwinner

  • survivor’s pension,
  • supplement to a survivor’s pension for double orphans;

5. In respect of accident at work and occupational disease

  • lump-sum compensation,
  • benefits in respect of sickness, long-term incapacity for work and the death of a breadwinner,
  • dentist services and prophylactic vaccinations,
  • refund of costs incurred in respect of the purchase of orthopaedic equipment;
  • refund of costs of tests required to determine the content of alcohol, narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances in the body;

6. Other

  • funeral grant,
  • social pension,
  • pre-retirement benefit,
  • medical rehabilitation within the framework of disability prevention,
  • subsidising activities carried out by contribution payers which help to maintain the ability to work throughout the entire period of professional activity (within the framework of ZUS accident prevention).