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Name: National Pensions Act (No. 347 of 1956).
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit; Unemployment benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1956
Entry into force:
ISN: FIN-1956-L-62996
Bibliography: Unofficial English translation (2002) Unofficial English translation (2002) Finlex, Finland, 41 p. (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2006-06-27)
Abstract/Citation: Chapter 1 contains general provisions. Chapter 2 deals with contributions and Chapter 3 with the right to a pension (old-age, disability and unemployment). Chapter 3a concerns national pensions, Chapter 3b care allowance, Chapter 3c deals with changes affecting the right to a pension. Chapter 4 sets forth the procedure to apply for benefits and Chapter 5 provides for the administration of the Social Insurance Institution and Chapter 6 for its financing. Chapter 7 contains provisions on local and regional administration and Chapter 8 on appeal against a decision made by the Institution. Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 contain miscellaneous and transitional provisions. Repeals the National Pensions Act (1937), the Act on temporary increase to supplementary pension etc .(1943), the Old-Age assistance Act (1952), the Disability Assistance Act (1955). Unofficial translation available in English.
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