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

    Law amending the Social Security Act, No. 100/2007, as amended (correction), No. 9/2017. (Lög um breytingu á lögum um almannatryggingar, nr. 100/2007, međ síđari breytingum (leiđrétting).) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-02-28 | ISL-2017-L-104414

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

    Act amending the Act on the Pension Fund for Civil Servants, No. 1/1997, as amended (amending Section A of the Fund), No. 127/2016. (Lög um breytingu á lögum um Lífeyrissjóđ starfsmanna ríkisins, nr. 1/1997, međ síđari breytingum (breyting á A-deild sjóđsins)) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-22 | ISL-2016-L-104417

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

    Act on Housing Benefits, No. 75/2016 (Lög um húsnćđisbćtur) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-16 | ISL-2016-L-104424

    The objective of this law is to reduce the cost of housing low-income tenants with housing benefits to pay for the rental of residential property.

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

    Act amending the Act on Health Insurance, No. 112/2008 , as amended (the maximum payments insurance, and management services), No. 77/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-01 | ISL-2016-L-104415

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

    Welfare Appeals Committee Act, No. 85/2015. (Lög um úrskurđarnefnd velferđarmála, 2015 nr. 85) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-01 | ISL-2015-L-101861

    The role of the Welfare Appeals Committee is to rule on appeals lodged in connection with administrative decisions as provided for in laws which allow for appeals to be made to the committee. The appeals committee is independent and autonomous in its work.

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

    Law on the ratification of the Nordic Convention on Social Security No. 119/2013. (Lög um lögfestingu Norđurlandasamnings um almannatryggingar) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-26 | ISL-2013-L-95339

    Puts into national law the Convention which has been signed by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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

    Injury Insurance Regulations No. 670/2012. (Reglugerđ um slysatryggingar viđ heimilisstörf nr. 670/2012 ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-12 | ISL-2012-L-91292

    Provides the grounds under which a person may be entitled to injury insurance.

  8. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the entry into force of EU Directives on Social Security (Rights to Pension and Child Benefits (I)) No. 443/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | ISL-2012-R-91314

    Repeals Regulations Nos. 589/2000, 590/2000, 830/2000, 882/2001, 523/2002, 357/2003, 781/2004, 12/2006, 468/2007, 791/2007, 473/2008 and 900/2008.

  9. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on entry into force of the EU Directives on Social Security No. 442/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | ISL-2012-R-91315

    Repeals Regulations Nos. 550/1993, 367/1994 og 291/1997 og reglu­gerđir nr. 587/2000, 588/2000, 591/2000, 592/2000, 811/2000, 831/2000, 847/2001, 862/2001, 507/2002, 526/2002, 356/2003, 440/2003, 777/2004, 782/2004, 819/2004, 11/2006, 13/2006, 463/2007, 514/2007, 790/2007, 367/2008, 646/2008, 647/2008, 855/2008, 29/2009, 420/2009, 503/2009, 524/2009, 833/2009 and 994/2009.

  10. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on Senior Citizens No. 1/2011. (Reglugerđ um Framkvćmdasjóđ aldrađra nr. 1/2011) - Legislation on-line in Icelandic

    Adoption: 2011-01-04 | ISL-2011-R-91289

    Regulations implementing Law No. 125/1999. Regulates the funding and organisation of care for the elderly.

  11. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the calculation of disability and income insurance for disability pensioners who have received lump sum payments No. 661/2010. (Reglugerđ um útreikning örorkulífeyris og tekjutryggingar hjá örorkulífeyrisţegum, sem fengiđ hafa eingreiđslu skađabóta nr. 661/2010) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-05 | ISL-2010-R-91293

    Contains six articles. Deals with the calculation and reassessment of disability benefits.

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

    The Ombudsman for Debtors Act, No. 100/2010. - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010 | ISL-2010-L-87688

    The Office of the Ombudsman for Debtors is a government agency headed by the Ombudsman for Debtors. The Agency, which operates under the auspices of the Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security, is to guard the interests and rights of debtors as further provided for in law. The Act sets out the functions of the Ombudsman, the composition of the office, its powers and responsibilities.

  13. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on the calculation, recalculation and settlement of income-related benefits and contributions No. 598/2009. (Reglugerđ um útreikning, endurreikning og uppgjör tekjutengdra bóta og vistunarframlags nr. 598/2009.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-23 | ISL-2009-R-91290

    Regulates the calculation, reassessment and settlement of benefits for retirement and old age.

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

    Act on Health Records, No 55/2009. (Lög um sjúkraskrár nr. 55/2009 ) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2009-05-01 | ISL-2009-L-87689

    Section I - Introduction
    Section II - Entry of health records
    Section III - Storage of health records
    Section IV - Access to health data
    Section V - Connection of health information systems
    Section VI - Joint health information systems
    Section VII - Various provisions

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

    Act on Health Insurance No 112/2008. (Lög um sjúkratryggingar nr. 112/2008) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2008-09-25 | ISL-2008-L-87693

    Chapter I. Objective, scope and definitions
    Chapter II. Administration
    Chapter III. Health Insurance
    A. General provisions
    B. Assistance
    C. Payments in cash
    D. Applications for benefits, procedure etc.
    Chapter IV. Contracts on health services
    Chapter V. Miscellaneous provisions
    Chapter VI. Entry into force
    Chapter VII. - Amendments to other Acts
    Interim provisions

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

    Social Security Law No. 100/2007. (Lög um almannatryggingar) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | ISL-2007-L-91291

    This Act covers the social security pension insurance and occupational injury insurance. Health insurance is covered by the Health Insurance Act.

    SECTION I - Structure and Administration
    SECTION II - Those Insured under this Act
    SECTION III - Pension Insurance
    SECTION IV - Occupational Injury Insurance
    SECTION V - [Repealed by Act No. 112/2008, Article 57]
    SECTION VI - Common Provisions.

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

    Health Service Act No 40/2007. (Lög um heilbrigđisţjónustu nr. 40/2007) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-03-27 | ISL-2007-L-87699

    This Act applies to the organisation of health care. Its objective is that all people of Iceland shall have access to the optimum health service which it is possible to provide at any time in order to safeguard mental, physical and social health in accord with the provisions of this Act, the Health Insurance Act, the Patients' Rights Act and other legislation as applicable.

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

    Act on Social Assistance, No. 99/2007. (Lög um félagslega ađstođ nr. 99/2007) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | ISL-2007-L-82812

    Social assistance benefits consist of: single parent's allowance, child pension in connection with school studies or vocational training of young people aged 18-20, home-care allowance, spouse's benefit, home-care benefit, death benefit, rehabilitation pension, household supplement, automobile purchase supplements, automobile operation supplements and reimbursements of substantial expenses in connection with medical assistance and medications. Social assistance benefits are paid only to persons who are legally domiciled in Iceland.

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

    Law on Unemployment Benefits No. 54/2006. (Lög um atvinnuleysistryggingar) - Legislation on-line National Website Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | ISL-2006-L-91316

    Chapter I - Scope, objectives and definitions
    Chapter II - Administration
    Chapter III - Conditions for workers' unemployment insurance
    Chapter IV - Conditions for self-employed individuals unemployment insurance
    Chapter V - Circumstances resulting in the maintenance of unemployment benefits
    Chapter VI - Period during which unemployment benefit is paid
    Chapter VII - The amount of unemployment benefits
    Chapter VIII - Jobseeker and employment in another Member State of the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association or the Faeroe Islands
    Chapter IX - Circumstances leading to reduction of unemployment benefits
    Chapter X - Waiting period for unemployment benefits
    Chapter XI - Sanctions
    Chapter XII - Miscellaneous provisions

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

    Public Health Institute Act, No 18/2003. (Lög um Lýđheilsustöđ á ensku) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2003-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-01 | ISL-2003-L-87695

    The objective of this Act is to promote public health. Promotion of public health means measures that are intended to maintain and improve the health of the nation, or specified groups of society, by organised and recognised methods.

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

    Act on the Affairs of the Elderly, No. 125/1999. (Lög um málefni aldrađra nr. 125/1999) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | ISL-1999-L-82809

    Ensures that the elderly have access to the health and social care services they require and that such services are provided at the most appropriate level of service based on the needs and condition of the elderly person in question.

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

    Disability Regulations No. 379/1999. (Reglugerđ um örorkumat nr. 379/1999) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | ISL-1999-L-91294

    Sets out the criteria that need to be met in order to be eligible for a disability benefits. Lists in the Appendix the different levels of disability with respect to physical abilities.

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

    Law on Pension Fund Contributions No. 155/1998. Lög um Söfnunarsjóđ lífeyrisréttinda - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-28 | ISL-1998-L-91296

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

    Housing Act, No. 44/1998. (Lög um húsnćđismál) - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 1998 | ISL-1998-L-82811

    Promotes, through the granting of loans and organization of matters relating to housing, that Icelanders will enjoy security and equal rights as regards housing, and that funds are provided in the specific purpose of increasing people's chances of acquiring or renting housing on manageable terms.

  25. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 740 of 1997 regarding the right of self-employed workers to benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

    Adoption: 1997-12-29 | ISL-1997-R-53091

    Made under Act No. 12 of 1997 on unemployment benefits. Repeals Regulation No. 304 of 1994 regarding the right of self-employed workers to receive unemployment benefits. It sets out rules concerning the eligibility requirements for benefits and rules regarding contribution in the form of pay-roll tax.

  26. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 741 of 1997 on the Insurance Fund for Self-Employed Workers.

    Adoption: 1997-12-29 | ISL-1997-R-53092

    This Regulation states that Regulation No. 740 of 1997 regarding the right of self-employed workers to benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund covers farmers, truck-drivers and owners of small boats under the provisions of Act No. 46 of 1996 on the Insurance Fund for Self-employed workers. Made under Act No. 12 of 1997 on unemployment benefits.

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

    Act on Compulsory Pensions Insurance and the Activities of Pension Funds, No. 129/1997. (Lög um skyldutryggingu lífeyrisréttinda og starfsemi lífeyrissjóđa) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-01 | ISL-1997-L-53079

    The Act incorporates twelve Chapters on the following matters: Chapter I. Compulsory insurance,contribution and insurance protection. Chapter II. Pension savings. Chapter III. Pension rights in pension funds. Chapter IV. General conditions for the operation of a pension fund. Chapter V. Operating licenses for pension funds. Chapter VI. Function and internal surveillance. Chapter VII. Investment policy of pension funds. Chapter VIII. Annual account and audit. Chapter IX. Supervision. Chapter X. Supervisor. Chapters XI and XII contain various administrative provisions. The Act repeals Act No. 27 of 1991 on the annual account and audit of pension funds, Act No. 91 of 1980 on the registration of pension fund benefit rights and Act No. 55 of 1980 on working terms and pension rights insurance.

  28. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 595 of 1997 regarding various supplementary benefits provide for under Act. No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance.

    Adoption: 1997-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-01 | ISL-1997-R-53090

    Made under Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance as amended through Act No. 152 of 1995. Repeals Regulation No. 490 of 1995 of the same title. Contains provisions concerning eligibility for different supplementary benefits under the national insurance system.

  29. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 504 of 1997 on financial aid for those providing for disabled and seriously ill children.

    Adoption: 1997-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | ISL-1997-R-53089

    Entitles providers for disabled and seriously ill children to benefits from the national insurance system. Made under Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance as amended through Act No. 152 of 1995. It repeals Regulation No. 150 of 1992 on financial aid for those providing for handicapped and sick children.

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

    Act No. 92 of 1997 to amend Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance.

    Adoption: 1997-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | ISL-1997-L-53076

    Amendments regarding benefits for those supporting disabled and sick children.

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

    Act No. 46 of 1997 on the Insurance Fund for Self-Employed Workers.

    Adoption: 1997-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-01 | ISL-1997-L-53093

    Act providing coverage to farmers, owners of small boats, truck drivers and other groups of self-employed workers as defined in a regulation under this Act. Contains provisions regarding eligibility for benefits, maximum length of benefit periods and amount of benefits, calculation of benefits and loss of right to benefits.

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

    Act No 34 of 1997 to amend the local authorities social service Act No. 40 of 1991 as amended by Act No. 31 of 1994 and Act No. 130 of 1995.

    Adoption: 1997-05-16 | ISL-1997-L-53070

    Administrative and financial amendments.

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

    Act No. 2 of 1997 on the Pension Fund for Nurses.

    Adoption: 1997-01-10 | ISL-1997-L-53065

    The Act is a consolidation of Act No. 16 of 1965 on the Pension Fund for Nurses as amended through Act No. 14 of 1969, Act No. 17 of 1978 and Act No. 141 of 1996. It contains detailed provisions concerning contributions of benefits, retirement age, assessment of disability, disability benefit, survivors' benefit and old age benefit.

  34. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 702 of 1996 on the General Pension Fund.

    Adoption: 1996-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-30 | ISL-1996-R-46639

    Rules regarding payments of old age benefits, disability benefits and survivor's benefits.

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

    Regulation No. 664 of 1996 on social security payments for dental costs.

    Adoption: 1996-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-20 | ISL-1996-R-46637

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance.

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

    Act No. 125 of 1996 to amend Act No. 50 of 1984 on the Pension Fund for Farmers.

    Adoption: 1996-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-13 | ISL-1996-L-46336

    Minor amendments.

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

    Regulation No. 524 of 1996 on payments of unemployment benefits.

    Adoption: 1996-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-09-28 | ISL-1996-R-46636

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act. No. 93 of 1993 on unemployment benefits. It contains provisions concerning eligibility and rules regarding workers within the European Economic Area.

  38. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 158 of 1996 on social security payments for medicine.

    Adoption: 1996-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-01 | ISL-1996-R-46689

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance and repeals Regulation No. 327 of 1995 with the same title. It contains provisions concerning different categories of medicine and the social security payments of each group.

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

    Regulation on contributions regarding employment accident insurance for seafarers No. 159/1996 .

    Adoption: 1996-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-15 | ISL-1996-R-46690

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions regarding the contribution of shipowners to an employment accident fund for seafarers which is supervised by the State Social Security Institution.

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

    Act No. 152 of 1995 to amend Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance.

    Adoption: 1995-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-28 | ISL-1995-L-46329

    Minor amendments.

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

    Act No. 130 of 1995 to amend Act No. 40 of 1991 on social services of the communities as amended through Act No. 31 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1995-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-11 | ISL-1995-L-46326

    Extends provisions regarding financial aid to unmarried people who have been registered as a couple in consensual union for one year or more.

  42. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 490 of 1995 regarding various supplementary benefits according to Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance.

    Adoption: 1995-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-05 | ISL-1995-R-46669

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 118 of 1993 on social assistance. It contains provisions concerning eligibility for different supplementary benefits from the national insurance.

  43. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 485 of 1995 on supplementary benefits according to Act No. 117 of 1993 on Social Security.

    Adoption: 1995-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-05 | ISL-1995-R-46670

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions concerning supplementary benefits for the elderly and for the disabled.

  44. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 327 of 1995 on social security payments for medicine.

    Adoption: 1995-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-01 | ISL-1995-R-46645

    The authority if this regulation arises out of Act No.117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions concerning different categories of medicine and the social security payments of each group.

  45. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 308 of 1995 on payments from the Unemployment Insurance Fund regarding fishery workers.

    Adoption: 1995-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-24 | ISL-1995-R-46644

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 51 of 1995 on the Unemployment Insurance Fund regarding fishery workers. It contains rules concerning the procedure of payment in case of work stoppage.

  46. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 261 of 1995 on exceptions from the rule of residence regarding health insurance.

    Adoption: 1995-04-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-21 | ISL-1995-R-46643

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions on exceptions from the rule requiring residence in Iceland during the last six months.

  47. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 225 of 1995 on day-care centers.

    Adoption: 1995-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-11 | ISL-1995-R-46641

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 78 of 1994 on day-care centers. It contains provisions regarding service and management of day-care centers.

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

    Act on pension for the elderly No. 113/1994 . (Lög um eftirlaun til aldrađra, nr. 113/1994) - Legislation on-line in Icelandic

    Adoption: 1994-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-28 | ISL-1994-L-46624

    Provisions concerning old age benefit, disability benefit and survivor's benefit for members of labour unions.

  49. Iceland - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 304 of 1994 regarding the right of self-employed workers to receive unemployment benefits.

    Adoption: 1994-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-25 | ISL-1994-R-46658

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 93 of 1993 on unemployment benefits. It contains provisions regarding the eligibility of self-employed workers.

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

    Act No. 78 of 1994 on day-care centers for children.

    Adoption: 1994-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-19 | ISL-1994-L-46304

    Provisions concerning day-care for children under six years of age. Repeals Act No. 48 of 1991 with the same title.

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