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Name: Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the law regarding social rights (Social Rights Amendment 1988 Act; 44th amendment to the General Social Security Act; amendment of the Special Assistance Act and of the Act on night shift work and heavy work). Text No. 609.
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Wages; Medical care and sickness benefit; Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit; Employment accident and occupational disease benefit; Social assistance and services; Education, vocational guidance and training; Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-11-25
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt, 1987-12-23, No. 229, pp. 4007-4026
ISN: AUT-1987-L-4485
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt, 1987-12-23, No. 229, pp. 4007-4026
Abstract/Citation: This Act introduces numerous amendments to the General Social Security Act (LS 1955 - Aus. 3... 1961 - Aus. 2), particularly in regard to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. In a measure to be phased in by 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for purposes of calculating a pension will be extended from 10 to 15 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. Where a person receives two pensions, a portion of the second pension which exceeds a certain amount will be withheld. The Act also provides for pension insurance for time spent caring for a handicapped child and introduces new provisions regarding employment injuries involving a person who is over the age of 50. Finally, it contains transitional measures under the Special Assistance Act (BGBl. 642/1973, as amended) and the Act on night shift work and heavy work (BGBl. 354/1981, as amended).

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