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  1. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 76(I) of 2016 providing for the adjustment of the past-due social contributions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-07-01 | Date of partial end of application: 2017-07-01 | CYP-2016-L-104708

    Article 1: Title of the Law
    Article 2: Definitions
    Article 3: Scope of Application
    Article 4: Prohibition to claim debts by judicial means
    Article 5: Adjustment petition
    Article 6: Examination and decision on the petition
    Article 7: Number of instalments and payment method for debts subject to the adjustment
    Article 8: Priority of payment
    Article 9: Effacement of due amounts from the additional fee
    Article 10: Consequences of breach of the adjustment conditions
    Article 11: Pending criminal or civil cases and adjudicated contributions
    Article 12: Beneficiary of the minimum guaranteed income or of the public benefit
    Article 13: Right to offset
    Article 14: Submission of pleas before the Minister
    Article 15: Delegation of authority of the Director
    Article 16: Power of the Minister to decide upon specific issues
    Article 17: Authorization by the Minister
    Article 18: Proof based on certificate
    Article 19: Settlements prior to the implementation of the present Law
    Article 20: Entry into force of the Law

  2. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 183(I) of 2015 amending the Law on the Retirement Benefits of Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities - Provisions of General Implementation, (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-12-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-04-17 | CYP-2015-L-102433

    The present Law amends the Laws N 216(I) of 2012 and 52(I) of 2015 on the Retirement Benefits of Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities (Provisions of General Implementation).

    Article 2 of the present Law amends article 2, by adding the following new terms and definitions: "judge" and "fix monthly amount".

    Article 3 amends article 7, by adding new reservations in subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of 1st phrase, concerning the calculation of the monthly gross pension emoluments; in subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of 1st phrase, concerning the binding nature of the pertinent option and in 4th phrase, concerning the calculation of benefits rising from the termination of service for police members.

    Article 4 amends 2nd phrase of article 9, by replacing paragraph (a) with new one, concerning the age of the obligatory termination of service of police members and by replacing the age limit, in paragraph (b), from 60 to 58 years old, and in the 2nd reservation of paragraph (b), from 59 to 58 years old.

    Article 5 replaces article 10 with new one, concerning the voluntary early termination of service.
    Article 6 amends article 11, by amending the 1st phrase with regard to the reference to the pertinent Indexes of the Law, according to the age limit of the obligatory termination of service; by supplementing the 4th phrase, to include the employee who voluntarily relinquishes early or retires from the service, and by deleting phrases 2 and 3.

    Article 7 supplements the Law by adding new article 13A, regarding judges challenge.

    Article 8 repeals Indexes 1 to 12 and introduces new Indexes 1, 2 and 3, concerning, respectively, the coefficients of conversion of one-off amounts to fix yearly amounts, the voluntary early termination of service and the coefficients of actuarial reduction in the retirement benefits of members whose termination of service takes place before the given age limit of the obligatory termination of service.

    Article 9 sets the date into force of the present Law.

  3. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 176(I) of 2015 amending the Law on Social Security (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-02 | CYP-2015-L-102427

    Article 2 of the present Law amends article 29, by adding within phrase 4, new paragraph (c), worded as follows: "in case of childbirth of more than one child, for a time period of 18 consecutive weeks, increased by 4 weeks for each child beyond the first from the same childbirth, starting as stipulated by paragraph (a) of the present phrase"; and by amending respectively the 2nd reservation of phrase 7, with an addition regarding an extension from a period of 18 weeks to additional 4 weeks for each child beyond the first from the same childbirth.

    Article 3 adds new article 100, introducing a transitional provision, which extends the scope of the present Law to female insured persons who, on the date of entry into force of the present Law, receive a maternity benefit, whose period of payment is increased by 4 weeks for each child beyond the first from the same childbirth.

  4. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 143(I) of 2015 amending the Law on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-09 | CYP-2015-L-102366

    The present Law amends the Law on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision, for the purposes of harmonizing the national legislation:
    - with articles 1 and 4 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/14/EU of 21 May 2013, amending Directive 2003/41/EC on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision, Directive 2009/65/EC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Funds Managers in respect of over-reliance on credit ratings;
    - and with article 62 and paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and 6 of article 66 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/61/EU of 8 June 2011, on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2003/41/EC and 2009/65/EC and Regulations (EC) N 1060/2009 and (EU) N 1095/2010, as amended by the aforementioned Directive 2013/14/EU;
    as well as in view of regulating the sanctions imposition in case of omission or breach of the obligation of compliance with the provisions:
    - of paragraph 1 of article 4 and subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of article 5 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009 of 16 September 2009, on credit rating agencies, as amended by the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/51/EU of 16 April 2014;
    - and of the norms of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 648/2012 of 4 July 2012, on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, as amended by the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 600/2014 of 15 May 2014.

    Article 2 of the present Law supplements 1st phrase of article 2, by adding the following new terms and definitions: "Regulation (EC) N 648/2012", "Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009" and "Directive 2011/61/EU".
    Article 3 supplements paragraph (b) of 1st phrase of article 3, by adding new subparagraph (iv), worded as follows: "of the Law on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, as amended or replaced".
    Article 4 supplements article 36, by adding, after 1st phrase, new phrase 1A, concerning the monitoring responsibilities of the tax collector with regard to the Funds.
    Article 5 replaces 1st phrase of article 38 with new one, regarding the appointment of investment managers in other Member States.
    Article 6 supplements article 44, by adding, after 3rd phrase, new phrase 3A, regarding the penalisation of the breach or omission of compliance with paragraph 1 of article 4 and subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of article 5 of the Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009 and with the norms of the Regulation (EC) N 648/2012.

  5. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 82(I) of 2015 amending the Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-05 | CYP-2015-L-102334

    For the purposes of harmonizing the national legislation with the articles 4, paragraph 2 (a), 5 (b), 6 paragraph 3, 9 paragraph 3 (a) and (b) and 11 (I) of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/24/EU of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare, as well as with the article 4 of the Commission Implementing Directive 2012/52/EU of 20 December 2012 laying down measures to facilitate the recognition of medical prescriptions issued in another Member State, the present Law amends the Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment).

    Article 2 of the present Law amends article 2 by adding new term "Regulation (EC) N 883/2004" and its definition.

    Article 3 supplements 3rd phrase of article 8, (regarding the information provision from the national contact point to patients and health professionals), by adding the following new paragraphs: (i), concerning the standards and guidelines on quality of care and patients safety provided from the Republic of Cyprus, as well as the specific healthcare providers that respect such standards and guidelines; (j), concerning the elements to be included in the prescriptions, as set out in the Annex III of the Law on Pharmacy and Poisons, as amended and replaced and (k), concerning the information framework on the cross-border healthcare provided by the national contact point, through which a clear distinction shall be made between the rights which patients have by virtue of the present Law and rights arising from Regulation (EC) N 883/2004.

    Article 4 amends the wording of article 12 and supplements it by adding new paragraph (e) worded as follows: "upon request, the patients shall be provided from the national contact point with the relevant information on the standards and guidelines as defined by the Republic of Cyprus as Member State of treatment, as well as information on the provisions in force related to the supervision and assessment of the healthcare providers and on the specific healthcare providers that respect such standards and guidelines".

    Article 5 amends the wording of article 15 and supplements it by adding the following new paragraphs, (f) worded as follows: "in case a person insured in the Republic of Cyprus seeks cross-border healthcare, the patient's particular medical condition, the urgent nature of the incident and the individual circumstances shall be taken into consideration during the information provision or during the examination of a request subject to prior authorization", and (g) worded as follows: "in the information framework on the cross-border healthcare, a clear distinction shall be made between the rights which patients have by virtue of the present Law and rights arising from Regulation (EC) N 883/2004".

    Article 6 supplements article 21 by adding new phrase (1A) worded as follows: "The General Director, on deciding upon the granting of prior authorization for the provision of cross-border healthcare, shall take into consideration: (i) the patient's particular medical condition, as defined in the report of the Experts Committee and (ii) the urgent nature and the individual circumstances of the patient".

    Article 7 amends article 33 by replacing 2nd phrase with new one, worded as follows: "Prescriptions that are issued in another Member State but dispensed by a registered pharmacist in the Republic of Cyprus, or issued in the Republic of Cyprus upon request of the patient to be dispensed in another Member State, shall include at least the elements set out in the Annex III of the Law on Pharmacy and Poisons, as amended or replaced. The provisions of the present phrase shall not apply with regard to the prescriptions issued in the Republic of Cyprus and dispensed in the Republic of Cyprus".

  6. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 52(I) of 2015 amending the Law N 216(I) of 2012 on the Retirement Benefits of Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities - Provisions of General Implementation, (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-04-17 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-17 | CYP-2015-L-102330

    Article 2 amends paragraph a' of 2nd phrase of article 9 by replacing the phrase "the 1st January 2016" with new phrase "the date of entry into force of the Law of 2015 amending the Law on the Retirement Benefits of Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities - Provisions of General Implementation (Amendment)" and by deleting the reservations provided at the end of the paragraph.

  7. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 194(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Social Security (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-12-19 | CYP-2014-L-100743

    Amends the Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010, 2(I), 37(I), 170(I) and 193(I) of 2012 and 106(I) of 2014 on Social Security, by adding new article 20A introducing a special provision which exempts from additional charges any delayed contributions for the months of 2014 which are to be paid out until 31 December 2014.

  8. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 195(I) of 2014 amending the Law on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances (Amendment N 3). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-12-19 | CYP-2014-L-100744

    Amends the following articles of Laws N 109(I), 135(I) and 173(I) of 2014 on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances:
    - article 8, by adding new phrase 3 fixing the payment date of the minimum guaranteed income according to the date of submission of the application by the beneficiary, even on a retroactive basis with regard to the starting time of the beneficiary's entitlement;
    - article 16, by replacing paragraph (b) of 1st phrase, concerning the payment of rent;
    - article 17, by replacing paragraph (e) of 1st phrase, concerning the payment of mortgage loan allowance.

  9. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 173(I) of 2014 amending the Law on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-11-14 | CYP-2014-L-100741

    Amends Laws N 109(I) and 135(I) of 2014 on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances, by adding in paragraph (b) of 1st phrase of article 35 and in 1st phrase of article 39, a new reservation, according to which in case of delayed submission of the application for granting the minimum guaranteed income, but in any case on a date preceding the 30 November 2014, the Minister may consider the application as being within due time.

  10. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 156(I) of 2014 on the Independent Institution of Social Support. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-27 | CYP-2014-L-100738

    Article 2 provides for the definition of the following terms: "financially disadvantaged persons", "Special Fund", "Committee", "Minister", "Institution". Article 3 regulates the establishment of the Institution. Article 4 settles the resources of the Institution. Article 5 stipulates that the purpose of the establishment and function of the Institution is to provide financial support to financially disadvantaged persons. Article 6 provides for the establishment and article 7 for the function of an Administration Committee. Article 8 regulates the economic statements and Article 9 the inspection over the Institution. Article 10 regulates the winding up of the Institution. Article 11 sets the date of entry into force of the present Law.

  11. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 149(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Equal Treatment for Men and Women with regard to Occupational Pension Plans (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | CYP-2014-L-100735

    In view of harmonizing national legislation with article 19 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5 July 2006, on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), the present Law amends article 10 of the Laws N 133(I) of 2002 and 40(I) of 2009 on Equal Treatment for Men and Women with regard to Occupational Pension Plans, by adding new phrase 4, on the burden of proof with regard to an alleged breach of the provisions of the present Law.

  12. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 135(I) of 2014 amending the Law on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-09-08 | CYP-2014-L-100734

    Amends paragraph (a) and the 1st reservation set in paragraph (b) of the 1st phrase of article 35 of the Law N 109(I) of 2014 on the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances, by replacing the phrase "within sixty (60) days following the date of entry into force of the law", with the phrase "until 30 September 2014".

  13. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 111(I) of 2014 amending the Law on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-07-25 | CYP-2014-L-100709

    Amends the Law N 208(I) of 2012 on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision, for the purposes of exercising the discretionary power granted from the 1st phrase of article 4 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2003/41/EC of 3 June 2003, on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision, as recently amended by the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/14/EU of 21 May 2013.
    It specifically repeals 4th phrase of article 3 and 2nd phrase of article 16 of the Law.

  14. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 106(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Social Security (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-07-11 | CYP-2014-L-100697

    Amends the Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 and 2(I), 37(I), 170(I) and 193(I) of 2012 on Social Security, by adding new article 99 which introduces a Special Provision, worded as follows: "Irrespectively of the provisions of the 2nd phrase of article 73 of the present Law and following the provisions of the Regulation N 4 of the Regulations on Social Security (Fund Accounts), it shall be transferred from the Complementary Pensions Account to the Unemployment Allowances Account of the Fund, the amount of one hundred seventy million euros (170.000.000) for the purposes of covering up the deficit that the Unemployment Allowances Account produces for the years 2013 and 2014".

  15. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 109(I) of 2014 providing for the Minimum Guaranteed Income and generally on Social Allowances. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-07-11 | CYP-2014-L-100698

    Article 1: Title of the Law
    Article 2: Construction of Notions
    Article 3: Register
    Article 4: Submission of application
    Article 5: Requirements for Granting the Minimum Guaranteed Income
    Article 6: Temporary Absence from the Republic of Cyprus
    Article 7: Minimum Guaranteed Income
    Article 8: Monthly Minimum Guaranteed Income
    Article 9: Municipality or similar Dues
    Article 10: Emergencies and Care Needs
    Article 11: Providing of Assistance to Non Beneficiaries
    Article 12: Income
    Article 13: Real Property and Financial Items
    Article 14: Alienation of Real Property and Movable Property
    Article 15: Family Unit
    Article 16: Providing of Rent
    Article 17: Providing of Mortgage Loan Interests
    Article 18: Obligations of Beneficiaries of the Minimum Guaranteed Income
    Article 19: Obligation of Persons to Search for more Profitable Employment
    Article 20: Social Intervention
    Article 21: Incapable to Work
    Article 22: Intentionally Unemployed Persons
    Article 23: Obligations of Members of Family Units
    Article 24: Decision on Whether a Person Fulfills the Requirements for Granting the Minimum Guaranteed Income
    Article 25: Ministers Authorization
    Article 26: Change of Data
    Article 27: Evidence Based on Certificate
    Article 28: Recovery and Recoupment of Amount Due
    Article 29: Collection of Debts Due to the Republic of Cyprus
    Article 30: Obligation of Secrecy
    Article 31: Offenses and Sanctions
    Article 32: Objection
    Article 33: Other Documents
    Article 34: Special Settlement for Disabled Persons
    Article 35: Special Settlement for Low Pension Retirees
    Article 36: Power of the Minister and the Ministerial Council to Issue Decrees
    Article 37: Power to Appoint an Advisory Body
    Article 38: Power to Issue Regulations
    Article 39: Reservations, Transitional Provisions and Repeals

  16. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 6(I) of 2014 on the establishment and function of the Solidarity Fund for Employment and Social Cohesion. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-02-05 | CYP-2014-L-100586

    Article 1: Title of the Law
    Article 2: Construction of the following notions: "Extraordinary Contribution of Solidarity", "Fund" and "Minister"
    Article 3: Establishment of the Fund
    Article 4: Resources of the Fund
    Article 5: Purpose of the Fund
    Article 6: Administration, Budget and Final Accounts of the Fund

  17. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-06 | CYP-2013-L-100234

    Issued for the purposes of harmonisation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/24/EU of 9 March 2011, on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare, and with the Commission Implementing Directive 2012/52/EU of 20 December 2012, laying down measures to facilitate the recognition of medical prescriptions issued in another Member State.

    PART I: CONCEPT AND INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
    Article 1:Title of the Law; Article 2:Definition of the following terms: "Revisory Council", "Competent Authority", "Patient", "Insured Person", "Insured Person in the Republic of Cyprus", "Insured Person in another Member State", "General Director", "Cross-border Healthcare", "Director", "Health Professional", "Commission", "Experts Committee", "National Contact Point", "Prescription" or "Medical Prescription", "Medical Records", "Medical Device", "Regulation (EC) N 726/2004", "Member State", "Member State of Residence", "Member State of Affiliation", "Member State of Treatment", "Directive 2001/83/EC", "Healthcare Provider", "Internal Market Information System", "Health Technology", "Healthcare", "Minister" and "Medicinal Product"; Article 3:Subject matter and Purpose; Article 4:Scope of Application; Article 5:Competent Authority; Article 6:Relationship with other National Legislations and Regulations;
    PART II: NATIONAL CONTACT POINT
    Article 7:National Contact Point; Article 8:Powers of the National Contact Point; Article 9:Submission of Complaints;
    PART III: REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AS MEMBER STATE OF TREATMENT
    Article 10:Scope of Application of the Present Part; Article 11:Principles governing Healthcare provided to Persons Insured in other Member States; Article 12:Responsibilities of the Competent Authority when the Republic of Cyprus is the Member State of Treatment;
    PART IV: REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AS MEMBER STATE OF AFFILIATION
    Article 13:Scope of Application of the Present Part; Article 14:Principles governing Cross-border Healthcare provided to Persons Insured in the Republic of Cyprus; Article 15:Responsibilities of the Competent Authority when the Republic of Cyprus is the Member State of Affiliation; Article 16:System of Prior Authorisation; Article 17:Submission of Request for Prior Authorisation; Article 18:Constitution of Experts Committees; Article 19:Procedure before the Experts Committees; Article 20:Report of the Experts Committee; Article 21:Criteria for granting Prior Authorisation; Article 22:Grounds for Refusal of Prior Authorisation to Persons Insured in the Republic of Cyprus; Article 23:Revisory Council; Article 24:Ranked Petition; Article 25:Filling of Petition;
    PART V: REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS
    Article 26:General Principles for Refund; Article 27:Healthcare subject to Reimbursement of Costs; Article 28:Reimbursement of Costs; Article 29:Prior Notification; Article 30:Procedure of Reimbursement of Costs;
    PART VI: COOPERATION IN HEALTHCARE
    Article 31:Mutual Assistance and Cooperation; Article 32:Recognition of Prescriptions issued in another Member State; Article 33:Conditions for Recognition of Prescriptions for Medicinal Products; Article 34:Conditions for Recognition of Prescriptions for Medical Devices; Article 35:Centres of Expertise; Article 36:eHealth; Article 37:Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment; Article 38:Rare Diseases;
    PART VII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    Article 39:Reports of the Commission; Article 40:Enactment of Regulations; Article 41:Promulgation of Ordinances.

  18. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 152(I) of 2013 amending Laws N 168(I) of 2012 and 31(I) of 2013 concerning the reduction in emoluments and pensions of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the Broader Public Sector (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-06 | CYP-2013-L-100344

    Amends Laws N 168(I) of 2012 and 31(I) of 2013 concerning the reduction in emoluments and pensions of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the Broader Public Sector, by adding new article 10, which is worded as follows: "The Central Bank of Cyprus does not fall upon the provisions of the present Law".

  19. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 154(I) of 2013 amending the Law on the Retirement Pension of Public Officers (General Principles). (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | CYP-2013-L-100347

    Amends article 3 of Laws N 88(I) of 2011 and 136(I) and 182(I) of 2012 on the Retirement Pension of Public Officers (General Principles), by replacing:
    - the existent subheading with a new one, worded as follows: "Calculation of pension amount in one or several functions, offices or positions";
    - the phrase in para (a) related to the calculation of one or several pension amounts.

  20. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 72(I) of 2013 amending the Law concerning Doctors (Associations, Discipline and Pension Fund). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-07-19 | CYP-2013-L-100213

    Amends the following articles of the basic Law N 16 of 1967 as amended up to Law N 23(I) of 2012:
    - article 2: adds the definition of "Doctors' Company";
    - article 4: adds new phrase 4, concerning the non acquittal effect of the participation of a doctor in a Doctors' Company, in case of any personal disciplinary liability;
    - article 6B: adds new phrase 2, expanding the scope of the present part's provisions to cover Doctors' Companies.

  21. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 58(I) of 2013 amending the Law on the Extraordinary Contribution of Employees, Pensioners and the Self-Employed of the Private Sector (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-01 | CYP-2013-L-100155

    Amends article 4 of Laws N 202(I) of 2011 and 183(I) of 2012 on the Extraordinary Contribution of Employees, Pensioners and the Self-Employed of the Private Sector, by replacing the existing 2nd reservation at the end of its 1st phrase with a new one, which is worded as follows: "Emoluments and pensions, from which, by virtue of Laws N 112(I) and 193(I) of 2011 and 74(I) and 184(I) of 2012 on an Extraordinary Contribution of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector, extraordinary contributions are being deducted for the benefit of the Republic of Cyprus, and which do not fall upon the provisions of the present Law, shall be added to the gross emoluments, for the purposes of fixation of the amount of the rate of extraordinary contributions, rendered by virtue of article 4 of the present Law".

  22. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 64(I) of 2013 amending the Law on the Public Financial Assistance and Services (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-07-12 | CYP-2013-L-100156

    Amends Laws N 95(I) of 2006 and 67(I) of 2012 on the Public Financial Assistance and Services, by deleting the 7th phrase of article 3.

  23. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 31(I) of 2013 amending Law N 168(I) of 2012 concerning the reduction in emoluments and pensions of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the Broader Public Sector (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-01-01 | CYP-2013-L-100143

    Amends article 3 of the Law N 168(I) of 2012 on the reduction in emoluments and pensions of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the Broader Public Sector, by replacing paras (a) and (b) concerning the reduction in monthly gross emoluments and pensions for the periods starting from 1st June 2013 and 1st January 2014, respectively, and by abolishing para (c).

  24. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 216(I) of 2012 concerning the Retirement Benefits of Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities (Provisions of General Implementation). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | CYP-2012-L-100106

    The present Law repeals and replaces the Laws N 113(I) and 191(I) of 2011 on the Retirement Benefits of Public Servants and Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities.
    Article 2 provides for the definition of the following terms: "actuarial reduction", "actuarial conversion", "deductions", "teacher", "Republic", "Broader Public Sector", "European Union", "position", "medical officers", "professor", "Regulation N 31 (EEC), 11 (EAEC) of 1962", "Public Service", "governmental pension scheme", "Police member", "new entrants to employment", "pertinent Law or Regulations", "periodical contributions", "pensionary emoluments", "retirement benefits", "pensionary", "pension scheme similar to the governmental one" and "employee".
    Article 3 defines the purpose and the scope of application of the present Law.
    Article 4 regulates the procedure of deduction from the monthly pensionary emoluments, whose amount is equal to 3% of the salary.
    Article 5 fixes the amount of the periodical contributions.
    Article 6 prohibits the refund of the periodical contributions.
    Article 7 adjusts the pension rate and fixes the lump sum for the duty time provided before and after the 1st January 2013.
    Article 8 introduces taxation for the lump sum and for any bonus gained on duty from the 1st January 2013 onwards.
    Article 9 specifies the mandatory retirement age.
    Article 10 regulates the voluntary premature retirement.
    Article 11 introduces the actuarial reduction in pension.
    Article 12 excludes the latest spouse of a deceased retired employee from the survivors' benefit, in case of post-retirement death of the previous spouse, followed by the death of the retired employee.
    Article 13 regulates the retirement benefits of the new entrants to employment.
    Article 14 repeals and replaces the Laws N 113(I) and 191(I) of 2011 on the Retirement Benefits of Public Servants and Employees in the Broader Public Sector, including the Local Authorities (Provisions of General Implementation).
    Article 15, determines the present Law's date of entry into force as of the 1st January 2013.
    The Law also provides for the relevant Indexes.

  25. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 208(I) of 2012 on the Establishment, Register, Operation and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | CYP-2012-L-100704

    The present Law is promulgated for the purposes of harmonizing national legislation with European Parliament and Council Directive 2003/41/EC of 3 June 2003, on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision, as amended by article 4 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2010/78/EU of 24 November 2010.

    PART I: INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
    (Articles 1-3)
    PART II: INSPECTOR OF THE FUNDS FOR OCCUPATIONAL RETIREMENT PROVISION
    (Article 4)
    PART III: ESTABLISHMENT, REGISTER AND LEGAL STATUS OF THE FUNDS
    (Articles 5-15)
    PART IV: OPERATION AND SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK OF FUNDS SEATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS
    (Articles 16-17)
    PART V: ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUNDS, PROVISION AND JURISDICTION OF COURTS
    (Articles 18-32)
    PART VI: CAPITAL RESERVES, INVESTMENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES AND CROSS-BORDER ACTIVITIES
    (Articles 33-39)
    PART VII: PROCEDURE OBSERVED BY THE FUND AND ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS OF THE INSPECTOR
    (Articles 40-43)
    PART VIII: PENAL PROVISIONS
    (Articles 44-45)
    PART IX: COUNCIL OF THE FUNDS OF OCCUPATIONAL RETIREMENT PROVISION
    (Article 46)
    PART X: COOPERATION WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    (Article 47)
    PART XI: WINDING UP, LIQUIDATION AND BANKRUPTCY OF THE FUND
    (Articles 48-49)
    PART XII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    (Articles 50-56)

    The present Law repeals the following Laws:
    - N 44 of 1981, 150 of 1986, 23(I) of 1995, 130(I) of 2002 and 75(I) of 2005 on Welfare Funds
    - N 146(I) of 2006 and 81(I) of 2007 on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision.

  26. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 178(I) of 2012 amending the Law on Social Retirement Benefit. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | CYP-2012-L-100080

    The present Law amends article 4 of the Laws N 25(I) of 1995, 56(I) of 1996, 53(I) of 1999, 12(I) and 97(I) of 2000 and 155(I) of 2005, by fixing the amount of the Social Retirement Benefit granted for the period from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2016.

  27. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 180(I) of 2012 amending the Law on the Child's Benefit Grant. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | CYP-2012-L-100082

    Amends Laws N 167(I) of 2002, 22(I) and 57(I) of 2003, 136(I) and 194(I) of 2007, 55(I) of 2010 and 189(I) of 2011 on the Child's Benefit Grant, by introducing amendments to the Appendix concerning the eligibility criteria, the amount of the benefit, its readjustment and the amount of the family income.

  28. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 182(I) of 2012 amending the Law on the Retirement Pension of Public Officers (General Principles). (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | CYP-2012-L-100083

    Amends articles 3 and 5 of Laws N 88(I) of 2011 and 136(I) of 2012 on the Retirement Pension of Public Officers (General Principles), concerning respectively the survivor's benefit and the periodical contributions of Public Officers.

  29. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 183(I) of 2012 amending the Law on the Extraordinary Contribution of Employees, Pensioners and the Self-Employed of the Private Sector. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-21 | Date of end of application: 2016-12-31 | CYP-2012-L-100084

    Amends Law N 202(I) of 2011 on the Extraordinary Contribution of Employees, Pensioners and the Self-Employed of the Private Sector. It specifically introduces amendments to:
    - article 4, concerning an obligation for payment of an extraordinary contribution form 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2016, incumbent upon employees, pensioners and the self-employed of the Private Sector and which in case of employees is equally shared by employers and employees.
    - article 5, concerning the duration of the adjustment.

  30. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 184(I) of 2012 amending the Law on the Extraordinary Contribution of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector (Amendment N 2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-01-01 | Date of end of application: 2016-12-31 | Date of partial end of application: 2013-12-31 | CYP-2012-L-100092

    Amends Laws N 112(I) and 193(I) of 2011 and 74(I) of 2012 concerning an Extraordinary Contribution of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector. It specifically amends article 3, introducing a deduction from the gross monthly emoluments of Officials and Employees and from the pensions of Pensioners as an extraordinary contribution, whose amount varies from the period of 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2013 and from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2016.

  31. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 185(I) of 2012 amending the Law concerning the non-granting of accruals and index-increases to wages of Officials and Employees and to pensions of Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of end of application: 2016-12-31 | Date of partial end of application: 2015-12-31 | Date of partial end of application: 2016-12-31 | CYP-2012-L-100093

    Amends Law N 192(I) of 2011 concerning the non-granting of accruals and index-increases to wages of Officials and Employees and to pensions of Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector. It introduces amendments to article 2, concerning the definition of "Private Sector" (article 2), and to article 3, replacing "2013" by "2016" (article 3). It adds new article 7A regarding the recognition of employment for the purposes of granting accruals to the teaching and academic personnel (article 4). It further amends article 8, concerning the index-readjustment of emoluments and pensions (article 5(a)), the non-granting of wage increase for 2012 and the readjustment of the wage increase for 2017 (article 5(b)), as well as article 10, concerning the partial entry into force of the Law (article 6).

  32. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 193(I) of 2012 amending Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 and 2(I), 37(I) and 170(I) of 2012 on Social Security (Amendment N4). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | CYP-2012-L-100103

    The Law introduces amendments to the following articles of the Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 and 2(I), 37(I) and 170(I) of 2012 on Social Security:
    - article 2, concerning the readjustment of the retirement age;
    - article 5, concerning the amount of contributions incumbent upon employees, employers and the Permanent Fund of the Republic for the period of 2014 to 2039;
    - article 6, concerning the amount of the insurable earnings for the period of 2014 to 2039;
    - article 12, concerning the amount of due contributions for the contributions years 2014 to 2039;
    - article 15, concerning the amount of due contributions incumbent upon the insured persons and the Permanent Fund of the Republic for the contributions years 2014 to 2039;
    - and article 27, concerning the abolishment of the marriage benefit.
    It furthers adds new article 35A introducing a reduction in the old age benefit. It amends article 62 by excluding the insured employed spouse from the dependent person status. It suspends the application of article 77 from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2016. It further amends:
    - Index III concerning the time of insurance coverage for the period of 2013 to 2017;
    - Index IV, concerning the readjustment of the pregnancy allowance, the funeral grant, the old age benefit, the invalidity benefit and the survivors benefit and their due amount for the period of 7th January 2013 to 1st January 2017;
    - and Index V, concerning the extension of the present adjustment to cover the insured wife, as well as the due amount of the benefits for the period of 7th January 2013 to 1st January 2017.

  33. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 170(I) of 2012 amending Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010, 2(I) and 37(I) of 2012 on Social Security (Amendment N3). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-07 | CYP-2012-L-100078

    Settles the carrying forward of an amount from the Complementary Pensions Account for the benefit of the Unemployment Benefits Account.

  34. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 168(I) of 2012 concerning the reduction in emoluments and pensions of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-12-01 | CYP-2012-L-100077

    Article 2 of the present Law provides for the definition of the following terms: "Official", "Emoluments", "Republic", "Public Service", "Broader Public Sector", "Employee", "State Service", "Pension", "Pensioner", "Servant" and "Worker employed on an hourly-basis".
    Article 3 introduces and frames the reduction in emoluments of Officials and Employees and in pensions of Pensioners.
    Article 4 determines the calculation of pension benefits.
    Article 5 regulates the calculation of compensation and other fringe benefits assessed on the basis of the pay scale or the permanent salaries.
    Article 6 decides upon the amount resulting from the reduction in emoluments and pensions effected within the Public Service and the broader Public Sector.
    Article 7 exempts the reduced amount of emoluments and pensions from the taxable income.
    Article 8 regulates the resolution of issues stemming from the implementation of the present Law.
    Article 9, concerning the Laws entry into force, specifies that paras (a) and (b) of article 3 are applicable upon the emoluments of December 2012 onwards, including the 13th wage of 2012, whereas para (c) of article 3 is applicable upon the emoluments of January 2014 onwards.

  35. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 131(I) of 2012 amending the Law on Retirement Pensions (Amendment N2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-08-14 | CYP-2012-L-100075

    Amends article 12 (4th phrase) of the Retirement Pension Laws (97(I) of 1997; 3(I) of 1998; 77(I) of 1999; 141(I) of 2001; 69(I) of 2005; 37(I) and 94(I) of 2010 and 31(I) of 2012), concerning the obligatory retirement age of medical officers.

  36. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 74(I) of 2012 amending Laws N 112(I) and 193(I) of 2011 concerning the Extraordinary Contribution of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-01 | CYP-2012-L-100070

    Amends article 3 of the Laws N 112(I) and 193(I) of 2011, by replacing the existing reservation related to the deduction of a specific percentage from the monthly gross pay of Officials, Employees and Pensioners of the Public Service and of the broader Public Sector.

  37. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 37(I) of 2012 amending Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 and N 2(I) of 2012 on Social Security (Amendment N2). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-04-12 | CYP-2012-L-100047

    It replaces articles 29 and 30 of Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 and N 2(I) of 2012 by new article 29 on the maternity benefit and by new article 30 on the forfeiture of the right to maternity benefit.

  38. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 31(I) of 2012 amending the Law on Retirement Pensions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | CYP-2012-L-100016

    It amends article 2 of the Retirement Pension Laws (97(I) of 1997; 3(I) of 1998; 77(I) of 1999; 141(I) of 2001; 69(I) of 2005; 37(I) and 94(I) of 2010), related to the definition of the following terms: "Application Form", "European Union", "Regulation N 31 (EEC) and 11 (EAEC) of 1962" and "European Union Servant". It introduces:
    - article 26A concerning the right of transfer of pension benefits from the Public Sector pension scheme to the European Union pension scheme
    - and article 26B concerning the right of transfer of pension benefits from the European Union pension scheme to the Public Sector pension scheme.

  39. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 23(I) of 2012 amending the Law concerning Doctors (Associations, Discipline and Pension Fund). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-03-30 | CYP-2012-L-100212

    Amends the basic Law N 16 of 1967 as amended up to Law N 180(I) of 2011. It specifically replaces the 5th phrase of article 10, concerning the election of doctors as members of the Council.

  40. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N 2(I) of 2012 amending Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 on Social Security (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-02-17 | CYP-2012-L-99983

    Amends Laws N 59(I), 114(I) and 126(I) of 2010 by introducing article 85A regarding the out of Court settlement of offenses committed by employers and by amending article 95 on the transfer of pensions rights.

  41. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 88(I) of 2011 concerning the Retirement Pension of Public Officers (General Rules)

    Adoption: 2011-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-06 | CYP-2011-L-89690

    Article 1: Title
    Article 2: Definitions
    Article 3: General Principles
    a) Calculating the pension amount in cases of servicing in more than one organic positions
    b) Suspension of pension payment
    c) Service included in the pension amount
    d) Abolish the right selecting between pension benefit only and reduced pension benefit and lump sum.
    e) Payment of debts to the Republic
    f) Contributions obligations

  42. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 11(I) of 2011 concerning the special grants to visually impaired persons.

    Adoption: 2011-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-31 | CYP-2011-L-89660

    1: Title
    2: Definitions
    3: Definition of "family"
    4: Special contribution to visually impaired persons
    5: Application procedures
    6: Review of applications and problem resolution
    7: Reception of the special contribution acquired illegally
    8: Hierarchical appeal
    9: Untaxed special contribution
    10: Offenses and sanctions
    11: Entry into force

  43. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 126(I) of 2010 on Social Security (Amendment) (Ο περί Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Τροποποιητικός)(Αρ. 3) Νόμος τους 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | CYP-2010-L-86736

    It amends article 36 of the basic law by replacing the word "five (5)" with that of "three (3)".

  44. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 114(I) of 2010 amending the Law of 2010 on Social Security. (ΝΟΜΟΣ ΠΟΥ ΤΡΟΠΟΠΟΙΕΙ ΤΟΝ ΠΕΡΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΩΝ ΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΕΩΝ ΝΟΜΟ ΤΟΥ 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-26 | CYP-2010-L-86464

    Implements EU regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009 of the European Parliament. Amends the first Table of the basic law No. 59(I) related to persons working on boats under Cypriot flag, and who do not reside in the Republic and who are insured in another country.

  45. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 86(I) of 2010 - Compulsory Insurance for Employers' Liability (Amendment) Act 2010. (Υποχρεωτικής Ασφάλισης της Ευθύνης των Εργοδοτών (Τροποποιητικός) Νόμος του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-23 | CYP-2010-L-86429

    It amends the following articles of the Compulsory Insurance for Employers' Liability Act (1989-2003):
    - article 9: replaces the phrase "seven (7) days" in the paragraph a of section 2 with the phrase "fourteen (14) days", replacing the phrase "seven (7) days" in the section 3 with the phrase "fourteen (14) days".
    - article 19: replaces the phrase "2 years" with the phrase "three (3) years".

  46. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Regulations No. 320(III) of 2010 - Public Contributions and Services (Highest Amount Covering Basic Needs) Regulations 2010. (Δημόσιων Βοηθημάτων και Υηρεσιών (Ανώτατο Ποαό για την Κάλυψη Βασικών Αναγκών) Κανονισμοί του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-16 | CYP-2010-L-86403

    It fixes the basic amount to 226,00 Euro. It also includes an amount of 226,00 Euro for each dependent of at least 14 years old, and of 135,60 Euro for each dependent under 14 years old. It also repeals the provisions of 2009 on Public Contributions and Services.

  47. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Regulation No. 285(III) of 2010 on Social Insurance (Occupational Diseases). (Οι περί Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Επαγγελματικές Ασθένειες) Κανονισμοί του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-09 | CYP-2010-L-86389

    Definitions of the term "law". Provides a detailed list of occupational diseases.

  48. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Regulation No. 288(III) of 2010 on Social Insurance (Allowances). (Οι περί Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Παροχές) Κανονισμοί του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-09 | CYP-2010-L-86394

    - It stipulates the deadlines for applications submission related to marriage allowance, pregnancy allowance, funeral allowance, retirement pension, disability allowance, missing person allowance, orphanage allowance, death allowance, maternity benefit, illness benefit, unemployment benefit.
    - It stipulates the procedure for granting those allowances.
    - It stipulates the deadlines for the payment of those allowances.
    - It stipulates the daily allowance related to unemployment.
    - It revokes the provisions of 1997 on Social Insurances (Allowances).

  49. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Regulation No. 289(III) of 2010 on Social Security (Contributions). (Οι περί Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Εισφορές) Κανονισμοί του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-09 | CYP-2010-L-86396

    Definitions of the terms "Provincial Bureau of Social Insurances", "salaried", and "law".

    It provides for:
    - The registration of employers.
    - The registration of salaried workers and independent workers.
    - Information about the hiring of salaried workers.
    - Maintenance of a book of wages.
    - The amount related to insignificant wages.
    - The maximum amount of insured wages.
    - The insured wages of dock workers.
    - The deadline of contributions payments by the employers.
    - The way and place of the contributions payments.
    - The occupational certificate for the salaried worker.
    - The contribution deduction for those with jail sentence.
    - The insured contributions for those participating in training programs.
    - The contribution deduction for the independent workers.
    - The deadline for the contributions payments by the independent workers.
    - The additional fee due to late payment.
    - Information about the termination of the activity of an independent worker.
    - Tax refund.
    - Responsibility of the salaried worker for the contributions payments.
    - Booklet of contributions.
    - Deadlines for the contributions payments.
    - Way and place of payment.
    - Contributions for annual licenses and for excess in personnel.
    - Employer's exemption from the responsibility paying contributions.

  50. Cyprus - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 59(I) of 2010 on Social Insurance [consolidation of Acts from 1980 to 2009]. (Νομοθεσία Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων του 2010 - Νόμος που τροποποιεί και ενοποιεί τους περί κοινωνικών ασφαλίσεων νόμους του 1980 μέχρι του 2009) - Law on-line in Greek

    Adoption: 2010-07-02 | CYP-2010-L-86413

    Chapter I - INTRODUCTORY CLAUSES
    1. Title
    2. Definitions
    3. Purpose of the current law and area of implementation

    Chapter II - INSURED PERSONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    4. Responsibility for contributions related to salaried workers
    5. Amount of contribution for the salaried workers
    6. Tax refund to salaried workers
    7. Contribution to persons of the National Guard
    8. Salaried worker with more than one employers
    9. Insured person working as both salaried worker and as independent worker in the same period of contribution
    10. Contribution deduction on salaried worker by the employer
    11. Contribution obligations of the independent workers
    12. Amount of contribution of the independent workers
    13. Restriction on the retroactive payment of contributions
    14. Optional insurance
    15. Amount of contribution of the optionally insured persons
    16. Age up to which the contributions should be paid
    17. Periods of insurance
    18. Amount of insurance revenues related to the periods of insurance
    19. Transformation of insurance revenues into insurance points
    20. Amount of basic insured revenues

    Chapter III - CONTRIBUTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS
    21. Types of contributions
    22. Transformation of insurance points into insurance revenues
    23. Conditions for the contributions payment
    24. Periods of insurance taken into consideration for each type of contribution
    25. Periods of contributions for which the employer omits paying contributions
    26. Amount of contributions
    27. Marriage allowance
    28. Pregnancy allowance
    29. Maternity benefit
    30. Forfeiture of the right for maternity benefit
    31. Disease and unemployment benefits
    32. Restoration of the right for disease and unemployment benefits after their termination
    33. Forfeiture of the right for disease benefit
    34. Forfeiture of the right for unemployment benefit
    35. Retirement pension
    36. Decrease in the retirement age of miners
    37. Increase in the amount of retirement pension due to contribution payments after retirement
    38. Lump-sum payment of the retirement amount
    39. Postponement of the retirement pension
    40. Disability allowance
    41. Widower benefit
    42. Lump-sum payment of widower benefit
    43. Orphanage benefit
    44. Funeral assistance
    45. Missing person allowance

    Chapter IV - CONTRIBUTIONS DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS
    46. Types and amount of contributions
    47. Definition of occupational accident
    48. Physical disability allowance
    49. Contributions due to disability
    50. Increase in the level of disability in certain cases
    51. Increase in disability benefit due to regular treatment
    52. Contributions because of death
    53. Informing the employer about the accident
    54. Publishing of summaries of certain provisions at the workplaces
    55. Responsibilities of the contributions claimants and beneficiaries
    56. Occupational diseases
    57. Forfeiture of the right of physical disability benefit or of disability pension
    58. Implementation to persons serving in ships and planes

    Chapter V - GENERAL PROVISIONS OF CONTRIBUTIONS
    59. Free medical care
    60. Coverage by the Fund of the expenses of professional training
    61. Forfeiture of the right to contributions for the periods of incarceration or absence from the country
    62. Increase in the contributions for the dependants
    63. Thirteenth payment of retirement benefits and of other contributions
    64. Contributions applications and payments
    65. Rights merging for more than one contributions
    66. Representation of deceased or disabled persons
    67. Irrevocable right to contributions
    68. Refund of illegally received contribution

    Chapter VI - ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
    69. Inspectors' recruitment
    70. Inspectors' competences
    71. Establishment of Medical Councils and of a Secondary Medical Council
    72. Council of Social Security
    73. Social Security Fund
    74. Administrative expenses
    75. Certain payments from and to the Permanent Fund of the Republic

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