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

    Law No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 8 of 6 December 2017 "To Amend the laws "On Social Welfare" and "On State Funeral Assistance", as well as other Legal Acts". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2017-L-107084

    In the law "On Social Welfare", rephrases sub-paragraph 2 of Paragraph 55 (Requirements for seller or lessor of technical aid), also supplementing it with new sub-paragraph (2.1). Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (5) of Paragraph 131 (Subsistence benefit), sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 132 (Application for subsistence benefit). Supplements Paragraph 133 (Bases for calculating subsistence benefit) with new sub-paragraph (11), (6.1), also makes wording changes in other parts of the same paragraph, also rephrases sub-paragraph (4) of Paragraph 134 (Grant and payment of subsistence benefit). Repeals Paragraph 9 of Chapter 3. Supplements Paragraph 142.1 (Data in Social Services and Benefits Registry) with new para 8). Adds a new para also to Paragraph 144 (Obligation of local authorities, providers of social services and Social Insurance Board to enter data in Social Services and Benefits Registry). Rephrases sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 156 (Social benefits financed from state budget), supplementing it with new sub-paragraph (3.6), aslo making minor wording changes in other parts. Adds new sub-paragraphs 33-37 to Paragraph 160 (Transitional provisions).
    Repeals the law "On State Funeral Assitance" No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 46 of 8 November 2000.
    Amends, inter alia, the Law "On Labour Market Services and Benefits": in particular, rephrases para 3) of sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance). Also amends the law "On Rescue", rephrasing sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 41 (Social guarantees of voluntary rescuer).

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

    Law No. RT I, 29.06.2017, 1 of 14 June 2017 "To Amend the Law "On Work Ability Allowance" and other legal acts. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-09 | EST-2017-L-107080

    In the Law "On Work Ability Allowance", makes wording changes in para 13) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 13 (Right to receive work ability allowance), also supplementing the same paragraph with new sub-paragraph (3.1); also supplements Paragraph 13 (Amount of work ability allowance) with new sub-paragraphs (3.1), (3.2), (3.3). Introduces new Paragraph 19.1 (Continuation of payment of work ability allowance). Rephrases sub-paragraph (7) of Paragraph 27 (Transitional provisions) supplementing it with new sub-paragraphs (7.1), (7.2), (8.1).
    Also amends the Law "On Social Benefits for Disabled Persons": in particular, makes changes in Paragraph 2.1 (Preparation of rehabilitation plan); supplements Paragraph 2.4 (Term for making decision concerning degree of severity of disability and duration of degree of severity of disability) with new sub-paragraph (2.1); also adds sub-paragraph (1.1) to Paragraph 20 (Changes in payment of social benefits for disabled persons).
    Also amends Law "On Health Insurance": in particular, changes the wording of sub-paragraphs 3, 4 of Paragraph 33.1 (Dental care benefit for insured person of at least 19 years of age).
    Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (3) of Paragraph 64 (Rehabilitation waiting list) of Law "On Social Welfare".
    Also amends Law "On Labour Market and Benefits Act": in particular, rephrases sub-paragraph 6) of Paragraph 33 (Premature termination of payment of unemployment allowance).

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

    Decision of the Constitutional Review Chamber of the Supreme Court No. RT I, 12.05.2017, 8 of 11 May 2017 "On the Constitutional Control on Sub-Paragraph 6 of Paragraph 5 of the Law "On Labour Market Services and Benefits" and Sub-Paragraph 6 (1) 1 of the Law "On Unemployment Insurance". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-11 | EST-2017-L-107077

    Declares part 4) of sub-paragraph (5) of Paragraph 6 (Registration as unemployed or as job-seeker) of the "Labor Market Services and Benefits" act and part 1) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 6 (Right to receive unemployment insurance benefit) of Law "On Unemployment Insurance" to be in conflict with the Constitution and repeals the mentioned clauses to the extent that they exclude the payment of unemployment insurance benefits to insured persons specified in subsection 3 (1) of the "Unemployment Insurance" act, who would have the right to receive unemployment insurance benefits pursuant to Paragraph 6 of the same act, solely on the basis that the person is a member of the management board of a company, a procurator, a partner authorised to represent a general or limited partnership, the director of a branch of a foreign company or manager of another permanent establishment of a non-resident.

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

    Law No. RT I, 31.12.2016, 3 of 14 December 2016 "On Investment Funds" - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-31 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2017-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105066

    Part 1: General
    Part 2: Public fund
    Part 3: Non-governmental fund
    Part 4: Depository
    Part 5: Fund manager
    Part 6: Monitoring and responsibility
    Part 7: Implementing provisions.

    Implements the following Directives of the European Parliament:
    1 Directive 2003/41 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the activities and supervision of employers' pension institutions (OJ L 235, 23.09.2003, p. 10-21), as amended by Directives 2011/61 / EU (OJ L 174, 01.07.2011, p. 1). -73) and 2013/14 / EU (OJ L 145, 31.5.2013, p. 1-3);
    Commission Directive 2007/16 / EC on the implementation of Council Directive 85/611 / EEC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) as regards the clarification of certain terms (OJ L 79, 20.3.2007, p. 11-19);
    Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) (OJ L 302, 17.11.2009, p. 32-96), as amended by Directives 2011/61 / EU ( OJ L 174, 01.07.2011, p. 1-73) and 2013/14 / EU (OJ L 145, 31.05.2013, p. 1-3);
    Commission Directive 2010/43 / EU implementing Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the content of organizational requirements, conflicts of interest, business conduct, risk management and depositary and management company (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010, p. 42-61) );
    Commission Directive 2010/44 / EU laying down provisions for the implementation of Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards provisions on mergers of funds, investor and master UCITS and the notification procedure (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010, pp. 28-41) Corrigendum to Commission Directive 2010/42 / EU implementing Directive 2009/65 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards provisions on mergers of the Funds, investor and master UCITS and the notification procedure (OJ L 176, 10.07.2010) (OJ L 179, July 14, 2010, p. 16).

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

    Law No. RT I, 21.12.2016, 2 of 07 December 2016 to Amend the Law on Social Welfare and Related Laws. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105067

    In the Law on Social Welfare, supplements the Division 2 of Chapter II with new sub-division 11-"Childcare service" with paragraphs 45 (1)-45 (4); also introduces wording changes into paragraphs 47 (Entitled persons), 50 (Maximum price, limit and contribution), 60 (Right to receive compensation for travel and accommodation expenses), 73 (Own contribution), 74 (Covering deficit of own contribution from state budget). Adds sub-paragraph 11 to paragraph 79 (Reimbursement of expenses to providers of special care services).
    Repeals, inter alia, division 3 of Chapter V (Challenge Proceedings); also paragraphs 142 (Authorized processors of Social Services and Benefits Registry), 143 (Submission of data to Social Services and Benefits Registry and exchange of data), 145 (Access to registry data).
    Rephrases paragraphs 117 (Persons entitled to receive substitute home service), 120 (Financing of substitute home service). Introduces new paragraphs 124 (1) (Family parent contract), 142 (1) (Data in Social Services and Benefits Registry), 156 (Social benefits financed from state budget).
    Makes minor changes in paragraphs 123, 124 144, 151, 157, 160.
    Also introduces minor wording changes into laws "On Child Protection", "On Family Law", "Code of Civil Procedure".

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

    Law No. RT I, 06.12.2016, 1 of 23 November 2016 to Amend the Law on Social Welfare and State Pension Insurance Act. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105080

    Supplements the Law on Social Welfare with new Division 9 (1) (Pensionerís Living Alone Allowance) with paragraphs 139 (1) (Pensionerís living alone allowance), 139 (2) (Notification of persons of creation of right to receive pensionerís allowance), 139 (3) (Amount, grant and payment of pensionerís allowance).
    In the Law on State Pension Insurance, makes wording changes in sub-paragraph 2) of paragraph 47 (1) (Set-off against state pension).

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

    Law No. RT I, 30.12.2015, 5 of 9 December 2015 on "Social Welfare". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102034

    Establishes the general principles of coverage of social welfare, child welfare, the local government to organize social assistance; regulates the procedure of evaluation of social conditions of beneficiaries of social assistance, home assistance, social care for adults, asylum service, shelter service, social transportation service, finance, monitoring. Amends, inter alia, the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits, making wording changes in articles 231 (Occupational rehabilitation), 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance), 43 (Transitional provisions).
    Repeals the previous law on Social Welfare No. RT I 1995, 21, 323.

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

    Law No. RT I, 30.06.2015, 2 of 15 June 2015 to Amend the Labour Market Services and Benefits Act and other Acts. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102033

    Makes, inter alia, wording changes in para (2) of article 1 (Purpose and scope of application of Act) also supplementing it with new para (21); introduces new wording to the title of Chapter 41 which now reads: "Annual Refunds To Low-Paid Employees", article 371, para (3) of article 372, para (4) of article 373, para (4) of 374, para (2) of 375, articles 376, 377; adds new article 432 (Implementation of Chapter 41 of this Act).

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

    Act No. RT I, 04.12.2014, 2 of 19 November 2014 to Amend the State Family Benefits Act. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | EST-2014-L-102027

    Changes the wording of para (2) of section 4 (Financing of family benefits, child allowance rate and child care allowance rate); repeals para (3) of section 9 (Foster care allowance) adding new para (4); rephrases para (1) of section 20 (Bases for calculation of family benefits) also supplementing it with new para (12); introduces new section 336 (Payment of foster care allowance).

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

    Law No. RT I, 16.04.2014, 3 of 26 March 2014 to Amend Tax Administration Act and other Legal Acts. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | EST-2014-L-102021

    Amends, inter alia, Individual Labour Dispute Resolution Act: namely, makes changes in the wording of para (3) of section 25 (Entry into force of decision) and supplements the Act with new para (251) (Entry of decision into employment register).
    Also amends Health Insurance Act: namely, rephrases section 6 (Duration of insurance cover of officials, active servicemen, members of Riigikogu , President of Republic, members of Government of Republic, judges, Chancellor of Justice, Auditor General, Public Conciliator, members of councils of local authorities, members of city or rural municipality governments, mayors of rural municipalities or city districts), sections 8 (Duration of insurance cover of members of management or controlling bodies of legal persons), 9 (Duration of insurance cover of persons receiving remuneration or service fees on basis of contract under law of obligations), adds new paras to sections 13, 14, 19.
    Also amends State Family Benefits Act: namely, rephrases paras 13, 14 of section 31 (Entry of data concerning family benefits in register).
    Also amends Labour Market Service and Benefits Acts: namely, supplements the act with new section 431 (Specification for granting unemployment allowance) and section 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance) with new para (31).
    Also amends Unemployment Insurance Act: namely, makes wording changes into paras (1), (2), (4) of section 7 (Unemployment insurance period), para (1) of section 8 (Conditions for payment of unemployment insurance benefit), para (1) of section 9 (Amount of unemployment insurance benefit), also making minor changes in sections 23, 35, adds new section 523 (Specification for calculation of unemployment insurance period).

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

    Law No. RT I, 21.03.2014, 1 of 26 February 2014 to Amend Social Welfare Act, the Labour Market Services and Benefits Act, and the Social Benefits for Disabled Persons Act. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-31 | EST-2014-L-102026

    Amending, inter alia, the Social Welfare Act, introduces changes to sections 10 (Social services), 111 (Rehabilitation service), 112 (Person entitled to receive rehabilitation service provided by state), 114 (Grant of authority to perform provision of rehabilitation services), 115(Contract under public law granting authorization to perform provision of rehabilitation services), 116(Application for rehabilitation service) also adding para (8) to it; adds paras (11), (12), (4) to section 117(Waiting list for provision of rehabilitation services); adds paras (1), (8) to section 1112 (Preparation of rehabilitation plan), rephrases section 1123 (Waiting lists for special care services) repealing paras (3), (31), (4). Also, introduces new section 181(Prohibited objects and substances upon staying in social welfare institution); repeals section 20; makes minor wording changes in sections 1113, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1126, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1140, 1147, 11 48, 11 51, 1153, 17, 18, 24, 252, 26, 48.

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

    Law No. RT I, (2010,8,39) of 17 February 2010 to Amend the Social Welfare Act. (Sotsiaalhoolekande seaduse muutmise seadus) - Database of legal acts in Estonia Legislation On-Line in Estonian

    Adoption: 2010-02-17 | Date of entry into force: 2010-02-27 | EST-2010-L-88248

    Adds and supplements Article 30 of the Law with 30 (1) Information System of Places in the Pre-School Institutions; 30 (2) Registry of Data on Social Services and Allowances; 30 (3) Competent Employee of the Registry of Data on Social Services and Allowances; 30 (4) Provision of Data to the Registry of Data on Social Services and Allowances as Well as Their Exchange; 30 (5) Data Entered in the Registry of Data on Social Services and Allowances; 30 (6) Access to the Data of the Registry; 30 (7) Registration of the Processing of the Data Having Sensitive Nature.
    Also supplements article 46 with 46(2) Liquidation of the State Social Registry and Contained Data

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

    Law No. 599 of 22 December 2009 to amend the Law on Provision of Medical Services, the Law on Medical Insurance and Other Laws. (Tervishoiuteenuste korraldamise seaduse, ravikindlustuse seaduse ja teiste seaduste muutmise seadus) - www.estlex.ee www.estlex.ee

    Adoption: 2009-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | EST-2009-L-84964

    Amends, inter alia, articles 7, 8 and 60 of the Law on Medical Services on provisions concerning family doctors and article 28 of the Law on Medical Insurance regulating provisions of medical fee reimbursement.

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

    Law No. 537 of 12 October 2009 on to Amend the Law on Social Welfare. - www.estlex.ee

    Adoption: 2009-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2009-10-01 | EST-2009-L-84966

    Amends article 22 introducing minor changes related to housing and social security allowances.

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

    Funded Pensions Act of 14 April 2004. - English translation

    Adoption: 2004-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | EST-2004-L-68592

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

    Health Insurance Act of 19 June 2002 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2008) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-01 | EST-2002-L-66396

    Makes, inter alia, provision for benefits in case of temporary incapacity for work, including sickness benefit, and maternity benefit.

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

    State Pension Insurance Act of 5 December 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to 2008) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-05 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | EST-2001-L-62499

    Provides, inter alia, for types and extent of State pensions, conditions and procedure for the grant of State pensions, organisation of State pension insurance and calculation of insurance funds. Available in English.

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

    Funded Pensions Act of 12 September 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to December 2003)

    Adoption: 2001-09-12 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-01 | EST-2001-L-66391

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

    Unemployment Insurance Act of 13 June 2001 [consolidation] (RT I 2001, 59, 359; 2009, 11, 67). (TŲŲtuskindlustuse seaduses) - English translation (as amended up to 2008)

    Adoption: 2001-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | EST-2001-L-62500

    Regulates conditions and procedure for the payment and grant of benefits upon unemployment, collective termination of employment contracts and insolvency of employers, and the organisation of unemployment insurance. Available in English.

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

    Health Services Organisation Act of 9 May 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to 2006)

    Adoption: 2001-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | EST-2001-L-60517

    Provides for the organisation of and the requirements for the provision of health services, and the procedure for the management, financing and supervision of health care. Deals with general medical care, emergency medical care, specialized medical care, nursing, registration of health care professionals, and management of health care.

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

    Social Tax Act of 13 December 2000 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to April 2005)

    Adoption: 2000-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | EST-2000-L-63190

    Provides that social tax is a financial obligation which is imposed on taxpayers to obtain revenue required for State pension and health insurance. Consolidation available in English.

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

    Act of 8 November 2000 on State funeral benefits (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 2000-11-08 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-01 | EST-2000-L-60532

    Provides for conditions of entitlement to State funeral benefits and procedure for their grant and payment. State funeral benefit is a single benefit prescribed to cover the expenses of a funeral in the territory of Estonia of a permanent resident of Estonia or an alien residing in Estonia on the basis of a temporary residence permit.

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

    Act of 14 June 2000 on social protection of the unemployed (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to January 2003)

    Adoption: 2000-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-01 | EST-2000-L-60503

    Regulates the registration of persons as unemployed and the payment of State unemployment benefits, single benefits and stipends through employment offices.

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

    Act of 14 June 2000 on Estonian Health Insurance Fund (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2004)

    Adoption: 2000-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | EST-2000-L-60525

    Provides for objective, functions, competence, legal status, bases for activities and bodies of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Consolidation available in English.

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

    Act of 15 September 1999 to amend and supplement the Social Tax Act and the Act on taxation (Text No. 685).

    Adoption: 1999-09-15 | EST-1999-L-55041

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

    Act of 18 February 1999 to amend the Social Tax Act and related acts (Text No. 397).

    Adoption: 1999-02-18 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | EST-1999-L-52713

  27. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Minister of Social Affairs No. 71 of 28 December 1998 on the establishment of Rules for granting and payment of compensation of compulsory medical insurance and Instruction on calculation of the compensation of compulsory medical insurance (Text No. 52).

    Adoption: 1998-12-28 | EST-1998-R-55002

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

    State Pension Insurance Act of 26 June 1998 (Text No. 1009).

    Adoption: 1998-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1999-01-01 | EST-1998-L-50855

    Approved by Decree No. 395 of 8 July 1998. Provides for several types of pensions (old age benefit, disability benefit, pension in the event of loss of the bread-winner, national pension) and the rights linked to each pension. Also fixes qualifying periods, and calculation and payment systems. Available in English.

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

    Act of 10 June 1998 on pension funds (Text No. 979).

    Adoption: 1998-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-01 | EST-1998-L-50854

    Provides for the management and organization of the funds.

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

    Social Tax Act of 15 April 1998 (Text No. 611).

    Adoption: 1998-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | EST-1998-L-50520

    Provides for the objects of the tax and the amounts on which social tax is not imposed. Fixes the list of social tax payers and payment procedure. Available in English.

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

    Act of 11 February 1998 to amend the Act on State alllowance, the Act on old age benefits under privileged conditions, and the Act on benefits for length of service (Text No. 266).

    Adoption: 1998-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-01 | EST-1998-L-50326

  32. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 28 of 10 February 1998 on the repartition of the funds allocated for the payment of State social benefits (Text No. 234).

    Adoption: 1998-02-10 | EST-1998-R-50325

  33. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 256 of 23 December 1997 to amend the Decree No. 318 of 23 December 1996 on the establishment of conditions and method of payment of State social benefits (Text No. 1609).

    Adoption: 1997-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | EST-1997-R-50324

    Amends, inter alia, provisions relating to social assistance benefits.

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

    Act of 5 November 1997 to amend and supplement the Act on State allowance, the Act on old age pensions under privileged conditions, and the Act on pensions for length of service (Text No. 1366).

    Adoption: 1997-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-01 | EST-1997-L-49001

    Amends, inter alia, provisions relating to the calculation of old age benefit, disability benefit and pension for loss of the bread-winner.

  35. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 4 November 1997 No. 213 to amend the Decree No. 172 of 10 June 1992 concerning temporary compensation for damage suffered by workers in the performance of their work (Text No. 1346).

    Adoption: 1997-11-04 | EST-1997-R-49002

  36. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 58 of 11 March 1997 to amend the Regulations No. 318 of 23 December 1996 on the establishment of conditions and method of payment of State social benefits (Text No. 334).

    Adoption: 1997-03-11 | EST-1997-R-47196

    Concerns the use of public transports by disabled persons to go to treatment centres and payment of social benefits to poor people.

  37. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 318 of 23 December 1996 on the establishment of conditions and method of payment of State social benefits (Text No. 1615).

    Adoption: 1996-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | EST-1996-R-46082

    Mainly concerns payment of poverty benefits.

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

    Act of 21 November 1996 to amend the Act on State allowance, the Act on old age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service (Text No. 1539).

    Adoption: 1996-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | EST-1996-L-46083

    Amends provisions related to the basis for pension calculation, specificity of calculation of disability pension according to the disability group, and calculation of pension in the event of death of the bread winner.

  39. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 283 of 12 November 1996 to approve the Regulations on the Ministry of Social Matters (Text No. 1442).

    Adoption: 1996-11-12 | EST-1996-R-46081

    Provides for sphere of action and tasks of the Ministry, functions of the Minister, the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor. Also provides for commissions, councils and working groups that can be created within the Ministry.

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

    Act of 20 March 1996 to amend and supplement the Act on State allowance, the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1996-03-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-01 | EST-1996-L-43962

    Amends provisions relating to qualifying period for pension and ages for male and female workers, and bases of calculation of pensions (including invalidity pensions).

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

    Act of 6 December 1995 to amend and supplement the Act on State allowance, the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1995-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | EST-1995-L-43803

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

    Act to amend the Act on State allowance, the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1995-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | EST-1995-L-42946

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

    Public Health Act of 14 June 1995 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to May 2004)

    Adoption: 1995-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-14 | EST-1995-L-49043

    Provides for duties of State and local governments, legal persons in public law, legal persons in private law and natural persons. Sets forth State supervision over health protection.

  44. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Decree No. 62 of 9 February 1995 on the entry into force of the Act on social protection of the unemployed.

    Adoption: 1995-02-09 | EST-1995-R-41241

    Provides, inter alia, for conditions of eligibility to unemployment benefit, organization of training employment relationship and granting of fellowships to the unemployed.

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

    Social Welfare Act of 8 February 1995 (consolidation). (Sotsiaalhoolekande seadus) - English translation (as amended up to May 2005)

    Adoption: 1995-02-08 | EST-1995-L-48402

    Chapter I: General provisions. Defines, inter alia, "social welfare", "social services" and "social benefit". Chapter II: Administration of social welfare. Fixes the duties of the Ministry of Social Affairs, county governors and local governments. Chapter III: Social services. Cover, inter alia, counselling, domestic and housing services, and care and rehabilitation in social welfare institutions. Chapter IV: Social benefits. Persons whose monthly income is below the subsistence level have the right to receive subsistence benefit. Rural municipality governments and city governments may grant and pay supplementary social benefits. Chapter V: Protection of persons with special social needs. Deals with child welfare, social welfare of disabled persons, of the elderly and of persons released from penal institutions. Chapter VI: Procedure. Chapter VII: Financing of social welfare and reimbursement of social welfare expenditure. Chapter VIII: Implementing provisions.

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

    Act to amend the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1994-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | EST-1994-L-41261

    Modifies the age limits for old-age pension under privileged conditions and the qualifying periods.

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

    Act of 26 October 1994 on social protection of the unemployed.

    Adoption: 1994-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | EST-1994-L-39422

    Defines "unemployed person", "suitable work", "search for work", and "employment mediation". Provides for procedures to register unemployed persons, employment services (information on vacancies and possibilities for training and upgrading), and unemployment benefits.

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

    Act of 17 March 1993 on State allowance, as amended to 18 October 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-10-18 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-17 | EST-1993-L-39981

    Provides for old-age, disability and survivors' pensions: eligibility, calculation, length of service, and payment of benefits. Repeals inter alia the Resolution of the Supreme Council of 16 January 1992 on the establishment of the allowance.

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

    Act to amend the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1994-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-01 | EST-1994-L-38944

  50. Estonia - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 15 June 1994 to amend partially the Decree No. 172 of 10 June 1992 concerning temporary compensation for damage suffered by workers in the performance of their work (Text No. 731).

    Adoption: 1994-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-01 | EST-1994-R-49424

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