Long Term

The long term Obligations of the Social Security Organization (the SSO) are as follows:


Old age pension

The state of an insured who is no longer employed as the result of having reached the retirement age as follows:

 Age 60 (men) and Age 55 (women).
 Total age 50 (men) and age 45 (women) with at least 30 years of contributions.
 Any age (men and women) with 35 years of contributions.
 Any age (men and women) with at least continuous 20 years or periodical 25 years of work in an unhealthy working environment or in a physically demanding natural environment.
 The women with 42 years old and 20 years of contributions receive monthly old-age pension equal to 20 days of their total salary a month.











Housing Grant:

An amount which the Social Security Organization would pay to pensioners and all the dependents as a compensation to the costs of housing.

Child Pension:

An amount would be paid to pensioners with children (in maximum 3 children).


Total and partial disability pension

Total Disability pension: If the assessed degree of lost work capacity is equal to 66% or more.

Partial Disability Pension: If the assessed degree of lost work capacity is between 33% and 66%.

Lump-sum Compensation: If the assessed degree of lost work capacity is between 10% and 33%, the insured will be entitled to receive lump-sum compensation. The amount of this compensation shall be 36 times the applicable pension multiplied by the percentage of disability.


Survivor Pension

Payable to dependents of deceased under following conditions:

Retired insured

Total disability pensioner

Spouses with Dependent Child Grant
  It is paid to the survived spouses having at least a child.


Death lump-sum Compensation

  If the deceased who wasn’t qualified according to aforementioned conditions, the survivors may receive a lump sum equal to one month minimum wage for each year at service.



 Short Term

The short term Obligations of the Social Security Organization (the SSO) are as follows:

Prosthesis and Orthesis Grant

Medical Aid Devices (prosthetic and orthopedic) refers to equipment used for the purpose of strengthening the health and one of the senses. If the persons covered by Social Security Law (Main or dependent insureds) need one of these appliances according to doctor's prescriptions, Social Security will protect them in providing and delivering the necessary equipment.

Funeral and Death Grant

Funeral and death grant is paid to the survivors of deceased insured in order to cover the expenses related to the funeral and burial of the insured where his/her family handle this matter. This grant is paid to the survivors of compulsory and voluntary insured persons besides the survivors of the retired, permanent disabled and pensioners of unemployment insurance as one of the protective benefits of social security organization. Continuous insurance relationship including contribution payment prior to death is the major condition of paying funeral and death grant to the eligible survivors of the deceased person. Therefore, the insured who has disconnected his/her insurance relationship with social security organization prior to death, is not eligible to receive this grant. The insured persons who temporarily had no working relationship with the employer due to sickness or maternity leave prior to death, are eligible to receive the funeral and death grant.

It is worthy of mention that from the date 10th February 2008, in order to give more assistance, in the event of death of the insured's spouse, the funeral and death grant is payable to the insured person.

The amount of funeral and death grant for the entitled persons whose date of death is later than 10th February 2008, is equal to the minimum monthly wage of the year of death. Meanwhile, of the entitled persons whose date of death is prior to the aforementioned date, the amount of funeral and death grant is calculated in terms of the date of death and population of the city of burial.

Family allowance

An amount which would be paid to the male retiree and total disabled persons who have permanent spouses. The female retirees and the total disabled female pensioners will receive this benefit on the condition that their husbands have total disability or in the case that they have no husbands or any entitled child.

Patient and Companion travel and Accommodation Grant

If the insured is required to be transferred to another city for medical treatment, and he is treated as an outpatient, in addition to sickness benefit, a payment equivalent to 100% of the daily sickness benefits shall be made for each day of his/her stay. Subject to the decision of his/her treating physician, if the patient needs a companion, in addition to traveling expenses, an amount equivalent to 50% of the daily salary or wage of the insured would be paid to his/her companion.

Marriage Grant

One month of the insured’s average wage or salary. If both spouses are insured, both the husband and wife will receive the grant. The average wage or salary is the total amount received by the insured during the two year period before the marriage, on the basis of which the insurance contribution was paid, divided by 24.

Sickness Benefit

This kind of benefit would be paid to those insureds who temporarily do not have the capacity to work during maternity, illness and injuries. This benefit is paid instead of wage or salary and on the condition that the insured does not receive any wage.

Maternity Benefit

A female insured or the wife of a male insured, who has a record of paying the insurance contribution for 60 days within the one year prior to delivery, can use the maternity benefit on the condition that she does not work as a result of pregnancy

Insurance Coverage

Currently, the insured entitled to Social Security Law are categorized according to the regulations and by which their contribution rate would be determined.

Unemployed Benefit

Unemployment should not be due to leaving voluntarily and misconduct and the unemployed person should be available for work. The unemployment benefit is payable if there is six months of contribution payments record before the date of unemployment through introduction of Employment and Social Affairs Office according to which the Social branches will cover the unemployed persons. The maximum duration of benefits depends on the length of coverage and marital status.

The compulsory insureds under the coverage of labor law are entitled to unemployment insurance. It could not include the insureds of the uncovered workplaces as well as the foreign nationals. The seasonal workers and the employees of certain jobs shall be entitled to unemployment insurance provided their unemployment occurs during the season of work or within the period of contract.




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