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    Year 2020

  • December 22, 2020

    NEW AGREEMENT ON REIMBURSEMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES AND CONTENT OF BILINGUAL FORMS WITH SLOVENIA

    Starting from January 1, 2021, a new Agreement on Reimbursement of Health Services and the Content of Bilingual Forms between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia in the field of health care will enter into force.

    The Agreement, signed in Belgrade on September 5, 2019, by the director of the Institute for Social Insurance, Mr. Zoran Panović, and the director of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia, Mr. Marjan Sušelj, stipulates that, in the future, health care costs for all categories of insured of the Contracting States, shall be reimbursed in actual amounts.

    The new Agreement changes the way of claiming costs between the competent institutions in the field of health insurance, and beneficiaries, as it has been so far, will continue to exercise their rights under the Agreement.

    With the entry into force of the new Agreement, the Agreement on Reimbursement of Health Services and on the Content of Bilingual Forms, which was signed in Ljubljana on November 5, 2010, ceases to be valid.
  • December 11, 2020

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PENSIONERS

    Based on the Conclusion of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, starting from December 17, 2020, will pay financial assistance in the amount of 5,000.00 dinars to all pension beneficiaries, temporary compensation beneficiaries - disabled workers with second and third category of disability, that is, the remaining working abilities (in accordance with Articles 223 and 225 of the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance) and disabled children - beneficiaries of temporary compensation with the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, who exercised the right conclusively until the December 9, 2020.

    Beneficiaries to whom the decision on the recognition of the right to a pension and other stated rights from the pension and disability insurance will be made after December 9, 2020, the financial assistance will be paid once, after the established payment of the right.
  • November 26, 2020

    BIH - VERIFICATION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE

    We remind pension beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Serbia, whose pension is paid by pension insurance institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Republika Srpska, or by Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance, to their obligation to submit a verified form of Life Certificate due time, by the end of 2020, in order to confirm the fact of life of the pension beneficiary and to ensure continuity in the payment of the pension.

    Everything related to the verification of the Life Certificate, as well as the Life Certificate form itself, you can read and download from the links of the listed institutions:

    - Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Srpska Bijeljina

    - Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance Mostar

    Verification of the Life Certificate form, without payment of compensation, can be performed in all organizational units of the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance on the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

    At the same time, we remind pension beneficiaries from other contracting states of this obligation, in order to prevent a situation that may cause a suspension of pension payment, due to delays in the delivery of a verified Life Certificate.
  • November 10, 2020

    ZPIZ - INFORMATION ON LIFE CERTIFICATES FOR PENSION BENEFICIARIES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

    Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia submitted an information that at the end of October 2020 they have sent by mail a Life certificate to their pension beneficiaries residing abroad. Beneficiaries must return verified Life certificate by the end of December 2020. Exceptionally, due to extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid-19 epidemic, at personal request of the beneficiary, Slovenian competent institution will pay the pension up to three months after the deadline, if the beneficiary is unable to verified his Life certificate. These beneficiaries are obliged to submit a duly verified Life certificate to the Slovenian competent institution during the extended period of payment.

    Life Certificates have been sent only to those beneficiaries of Slovenian pensions who are not covered by the electronic exchange on death data between the competent pension insurance institutions of Serbia and Slovenia.
  • November 5, 2020

    Information to pension recipients from the Slovak Republic about the 13th pension

    According to the information provided by the Social Insurance Agency of Slovak Republic (Sociálna poisťovňa), Slovak competent institution will pay the 13th pension to pension recipients who will be entitled to a pension payment in December 2020, this in accordance with the amendments to the legislation of Slovak Republic from April 1, 2020, which introduced this right. This also applies to pensioners living outside the territory of the Slovak Republic. In order to accomplish the right to 13th pension and to determine its amount, it is necessary for you as beneficiary of Slovak pension to inform the Social Insurance Agency of Slovakia (Sociálna poisťovňa), by November 15 2020, about the last amount of the pension you have received from abroad, including a pension from Serbia. The E-form for this purpose is available on the website of the Social Insurance Agency: Oznamovanie vyplácania dôchodkov z cudziny /=Notification of pension payments from abroad/. More detailed information on the 13th pension is published on the website of Slovak Republic Social Insurance Agency (www.socpoist.sk).
  • October 2, 2020

    MEDICAL REHABILITATION OF AUSTRIAN INSURED PERSONS AND BENEFICIARIES IN SERBIA

    In Banja Koviljača, On October 1, 2020, a meeting between the Institute for Social Insurance and Special Hospital for Rehabilitation "Banja Koviljača" with the Office of the Attaché for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection in the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belgrade, was held, when the proposal of the Contract on cooperation between the Special Hospital for Rehabilitation "Banja Koviljača" and Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria (Pensionsversicherunganstalt), which regulates the issue of providing medical rehabilitation to Austrian insured persons, i.e. beneficiaries in Serbia. Further activities have been agreed in order to sign the Contract by the end of the year, and start with the implementation of the Contract from January 1st, 2020.
  • October 2, 2020

    Video conference Bulgaria – NOI

    On September 29, 2020, in Belgrade/Sofia, via video conference, meeting between the liaison bodies of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison bodies of the Republic of Bulgaria was held, regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Bulgaria on Social Security and conclusion of the Agreement on Electronic Data Exchange between the competent pension institutions of two countries - the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and the National Social Security Institute.

    At the meeting, two sides found that the Agreement is being implemented effectively and that the institutions working on the implementation of the Agreement have good cooperation. After that, two sides exchanged their previous experiences in the field of electronic data exchange and discussed legal and technical issues regarding the conclusion of the Agreement. It was agreed to electronically exchange data on the fact of death at the beginning of the cooperation, and later to expand the scope of the exchange to other data in this area. Also, it was agreed that two sides, as soon as possible, together harmonize the text of the Agreement on Electronic Data Exchange, as well as the Technical Protocol, which will be its integral part, in order to start with the implementation of the Agrement and electronic data exchange after the signing of the Agreement.
  • September 21, 2020

    ELECTRONIC DATA EXCHANGE WITH BULGARIA

    On September 29th, 2020, a video conference will be held in Belgrade/Sofia between the liaison bodies of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Bulgaria - the Institute for Social Insurance and the National Social Security Institute. On that occasion, it will be discussed about the introduction of electronic data exchange between the social security institution of the two countries in the field of pension and disability insurance.
  • July 24, 2020

    VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH THE AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE FOR PENSION INSURANCE

    On July 22, 2020, a video conference was held in Belgrade / Vienna between the Institute for Social Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Special Rehabilitation Hospital "Banja Koviljača" with the Pension Insurance Institute of the Republic of Austria. The topic of the conference was the implementation of medical rehabilitation projects for Austrian insured persons and pension beneficiaries in the special hospital "Banja Koviljača". Issues related to the implementation of the project were discussed in detail and further activities during 2020 were agreed, in order to start the implementation in early 2021.
  • July 15, 2020

    VERIFICATION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE IN REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

    We inform the beneficiaries of foreign pensions who have the obligation to submit Life Certificates to social insurance institution in the countries that pay their pensions, that they can get them in all organizational units of the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund, by submitting a request in one of two offered ways, without the need to come to the counters of the Fund:

    • the request can be submitted electronically, via the e-Counter web portal on the front page of the Fund's website pio.rs/Elektronski servisi; if the user has been provided with a Certificate/Life Certificate form by a foreign insurance institution, it is necessary to fill it in, scan it and submit it to the Fund with a scanned ID card for verification, or

    • the request can be submitted by mail, as a registered item delivered to the address of the branch of the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund at the place of residence; branch addresses are available on the Fund's website pio.rs/sr/poslovnamreza; along with the completed application, it is necessary to submit the read-out ID card and the filled in Certificate/Life Certificate form.

    Please note that if the beneficiarie has not received a Certificate / Life Certificate form from a foreign pension insurance institution, he can also download Life Certificate from the Fund's website https:/ choosing the desired country.pio.rs/sr/obrasci/republicki-fond,

    The Fund will certify and deliver the submitted Life Certificates to the user by mail.
  • June 30, 2020

    CZECH SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - TERMINATION OF THE SIMPLIFIED METHOD OF SENDING A LIFE CERTIFICATE FOR PENSION BENEFICIARIES RESIDING ABROAD

    The Czech Social Security Administration (ČSSZ - Česká správa sociálního zabezpečení) submitted a notification that as of July 1, 2020, the obligation to submit a verified Life Certificate by regular mail to the following address: ČSSZ, Křížová 25, 22508 Praha 5, Czech Republic is in force again, which means that the simplified method of verification and sending of the Life Certificate, which was valid during the pandemic caused by the COVID 19 virus, when beneficiaries have sent the completed and self-signed Life Certificate to the Czech institution electronically to the address posta@cssz.cz is abolished.

    In case that for objective reasons the pensioner is not able to verify the Life Certificate (for example institutions that perform verification have not yet returned to normal business flows, or international postal traffic is still limited or canceled), CSSA will accept the Life Certificate submitted in the manner that was valid during the state of emergency.

    The pension will be paid to the account by default within 4 to 5 weeks after the CSSA receives the Life Certificate.

    More information can be found at the CSSS website https://www.cssz.cz/web/en/conditions-for-paying-out-of-pension-benefits-to-persons-with-a-permanent-place-of -residence-outside-the-czech-republic,

    Multilingual versions of the Life Certificate can be found at the following link https://www.cssz.cz/web/en/form .
  • June 12, 2020

    CROATIAN PENSION INSURANCE INSTITUTE - LIFE CERTIFICATES

    On June 2, 2020, Croatian Pension Insurance Institute completed sending a Life Certificates to their beneficiaries with residence in the Republic of Serbia, those who are not covered by electronic data (17.177 beneficiares), with notice about their obligation to send back completed, signed and verified Life certificate, no later than July 31, 2020. Beneficiaries, who do not submit the Life Certificate within the stipulated deadline, will face suspension of their pension’s payment in September 2020.
  • June 4, 2020

    FUND PDI OF REPUBLIKA SRPSKA – NORMALIZATION OF WORK

    Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Republika Srpska submitted a notification that starting from June 1, 2020, admission and work with clients have been re-established.

    This practically means that the working processes in the Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Republika Srpska will return to regular flows starting from June 1, 2020, which will create the conditions to carry out the verification of Life Certificates for sending, as well as enable sending other necessary documents for exercising the rights from pension and disability insurance and their payments.
  • May 27, 2020

    ZPIZ SLOVENIA – END OF THE EPIDEMIC, NORMALIZATION OF WORK

    Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia submitted a notification that the Government of the Republic of Slovenia made the Decision about ending the COVID-19 epidemic, dated May 31, 2020.

    This practically means that the working processes in the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia will return to regular flows starting from June 1, 2020, which will create the conditions to carry out the verification of Life Certificates for sending, as well as enable sending other necessary documents for exercising the rights from pension and disability insurance and their payments.
  • May 26, 2020

    EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR DELIVERY OF LIFE CERTIFICATES

    Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance released on the website an information regarding the extended deadline for delivering Life Certificates for 30 days, i.e. until May 30, 2020, for pension beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Northern Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    After the expiration of the deadline, delivery of the life certificate for the pension beneficiaries who have residence in the mentioned countries will continue in usual way.
  • May 19, 2020

    PAYMENT OF FOREIGN PENSIONS – VERIFICATION OF LIFE CERTIFICATES

    With abolishment of the state of emergency in the Republic of Serbia the ban on the movement of persons over 65 years of age has been called off. Public institutions, competent for verification of Life certificates among their other competence, have opened their counters and started to work with clients again.

    This practically means that all the conditions have been met for pension beneficiaries to act in accordance with the instructions they have received, or will receive from foreign paying institution regarding the verification of Life certificates, i.e. to carry out the verification of the Life Certificate. Verified Life Certificate has to be submitted to the foreign competent institution within the stipulated time interval.
  • May 8, 2020

    NORTHERN MACEDONIA - LIFE CERTIFICATE

    The Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of North Macedonia announced that they will continue to pay pensions to beneficiaries who reside outside the territory of North Macedonia, even in the event of failure to submit a Life Certificate, while the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic continue.

    After the conditions for verification of the life certificate are met, the users will be obliged to submit the Life Certificate by mail to the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of North Macedonia within 30 days.
  • April 24, 2020. godine

    According to the information received from the Fund for Pension of the Russian Federation, the process of confirming the fact of life, as a condition for the undisturbed and continuous payment of the pension, in relation to the beneficiaries of the Russian pension to which the pension is paid in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, remained unchanged during the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This practically means that, as before, it is necessary to proceed with regular verification of the Certificate of Life and its delivery via the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability, quarterly, to the Russian competent institution. In case that due to the failure to deliverance the Certificate of Life came to the suspension of payments, the payout will be restored after performing certification of confirmation of life, for a maximum period of 3 years.
  • April 22, 2020. godine

    The Czech Social Security Administration (CSSA - Česká správa sociálního zabezpečení) has announced a mode for paying pensions abroad during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, on their web site: https://www.cssz.cz/web/cz/-/vyplata-duchodu-do-zahranici-v-dobe-mimoradne-pandemicke-situace-covid-19,

    Pensioners living abroad who receive the pension from the Czech pension insurance via their bank accounts will continue to be paid on the basis of the submitted Life Certificate.

    For the duration of state of emergency, until 31 May 2020 at the latest (this date may change over time), the CSSA will accept a Certificate of Living even without official verification of the pensioner’s handwritten signature. The Certificate of Living form is available in Czech on the CSSA website https://eportal.cssz.cz/web/portal/tiskopisy-seznam-eu;

    The recipient of the pension shall simply fill in the form, sign and date it and send it to the CSSA. In addition, the pensioner shall indicate the reason why the signature has not been officially verified, e.g. a state of emergency in the relevant country.

    The Certificate of Living may be sent by post to: ČSSZ, Křížová 25, 22508 Praha 5.

    With regard to the fact that some states may temporarily limit or even completely discontinue international postal services, clients may scan and/or take photographs of such completed and signed Certificates of Living and send them to CSSA electronically, i.e. by e-mail to posta@cssz.cz.

    The pension will be paid to the account by default within 4 to 5 weeks after the CSSA receives the Certificate of Living.

    Multilingual versions of the Certificate of Living can also be found at https://www.cssz.cz/web/en/forms.
  • April 22, 2020. godine

    In order to enable the payment of foreign pensions to residents of the Republic of Serbia who, due to the state of emergency and the spread of the COVID-19 virus, are unable to submit their life certificates due time, we inform the beneficiaries that an agreement has been reached with the competent institutions for pension insurance of certain countries, allowing continuous payment of pensions during emergency situations evan in cases of failure to provide a life certificate. These are the following countries:

    - Canada,
    - Netherlands,
    - Bulgaria
    - Austria,
    - Croatia,
    - Slovenia,
    - Cyprus,
    - Italy,
    - Denmark,
    - Montenegro,
    - Hungary,
    - North Macedonia,
    - Luxembourg,
    - France

    Switzerland and Slovakia inform beneficiaries of pension that they need to confirm the fact of life themselves by submitting the completed certificate by e-mail. You can read more about it on our page News (available only in Serbian language).

    For now, France has extended the deadline for submitting life certificates by two months.

    Also, according to the notification of the German Federal Pension Insurance, the beneficiaries of the German pension is paid in the Republic of Serbia are not obliged to submit a verified Life Certificate in 2020 due to the situation occurred. The German pension insurance institutions will inform their beneficiaries in the following period by letter, and this will also be done through the website by the German Post, which is in charge of the payment of pensions. Information on this topic can also be obtained from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade.

    Most important is that, in the event of the death of a beneficiary of the right (pensioner), it is necessary to notify the competent institution immediately.

    About reaching an agreement with the institutions of other countries beneficiaries will be informed in due course.
  • April 21, 2020. godine

    The Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Montenegro has informed that for the pension beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Serbia there will not be suspension from the payment of pensions during extraordinary circumstances caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus pandemic in cases of late delivery of a Life Certificate.
  • April 21, 2020. godine

    The Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Srpska has informed that for all pension beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Serbia, who submitted their Life Certificates by March 17, 2020, pensions were paid for January, February and March 2020. years. For beneficiaries who will submit a Life Certificate and who have not done so in the previous period, the Fund will establish a pension payment immediately upon receipt of the certificate.
  • April 21, 2020. godine

    An agreement was reached with the Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish the payment of pensions to all beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Serbia whose payment was suspended in the previous period due to failure to provide a Life Certificate. The payment will be established after the necessary data are exchanged in co-operation with the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and appropriate checks are made in databases about the fact of life of the beneficiaries.
  • April 6, 2020. godine

    Hungarian State Treasury - The Pension Sector has provided information to notify its beneficiaries of pensions residing abroad (in the Republic of Serbia) that, due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it will not suspend the payment of a pension due to failure to provide a Life Certificate. The regular payment of pensions will continue without interruption and will last for a maximum of two months after the end of the state of emergency introduced in Hungary.

    After the end of the state of emergency in Hungary, the Directorate for the Payment of Pensions of the Hungarian Treasury will again send to the beneficiaries of pensions a new Life Certificate, which must be completed, verified and returned to Hungary within the specified time period in order to continue the uninterrupted payment of pensions.
  • April 6, 2020. godine

    According to information obtained today from the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Northern Macedonia, due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the pension insurance of Northern Macedonia will not suspend pensions to its beneficiaries who have not submitted a verified Life Certificate due time.

    It was point out that in the event of the death of the beneficiary, it is necessary to notify the pension institution immediately, ie the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Northern Macedonia.
  • April 3, 2020. godine

    Notice to beneficiaries that receive pension from Germany.

    The German Federal Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund) notifies beneficiaries of German pensions of a simplified procedure for submitting a Life Certificate, that is, due to the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, they are not obliged to verify the Life Certificate in 2020.

    Persons receiving pensions from Germany and living abroad (Republic of Serbia) will receive a letter from their pension funds paying them a pension, in the coming period, and a Certificate of Life, stating that their certification is not required by the authorities in the country of residence (Republic of Serbia). The same notice is available on the website of the German Post (Deutsche Post AG / Renten Service) and the German Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung). Information on this topic can also be obtained from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade.

    If the person is a beneficiary of a foreign pension and lives in Germany, at his request, the German pension holders will issue a Certificate of Life, stating: "The certificate is issued on the basis of a current payment by Deutsche Rentenversicherung".

    In addition, the German Post, as the payer of pensions, informs that there may be a sertain delay in the delivery of checks to persons who receive their entitlements through postal checks. For this reason, they recall the possibility of switching to direct payments through banks instead of checks. More information about this can be found on the following website of German Post / Pension Service:

    Instructions in German

    Instructions in English

  • April 3, 2020. godine

    We inform the beneficiaries who receive a pension from France that the deadline for submitting a verified Certificate of Life has been extended by an additional two months.

    Person who have received from French institution for pension, at their home address, a Certificate of Life to be completed, verified and returned to the French insurance institution, so far had 2 months to do so. This deadline has been extended by two more months and counts from the date of receipt of the Certificate of Life.

    There will be no suspension of the payment of pensions from France during that period.
  • March 31, 2020. godine

    We inform pensioners who receive pensions from Slovakia that their pension payments will continue to be paid uninterrupted.

    Exceptionally, while there is a state of emergency and special circumstances that prevent the verification of the Certificate of Life, if you receive a pension from the Slovak Republic, you can submit the required Certificate by verifying it yourself. This means that the pensioner himself/herself confirms the Certificate of Life by signing it, with the submission of a copy (photo) of his/her ID card or passport. The Slovak Republic will also accept self-written Certificates of Life.

    You can send a life certificate to the following address in Slovakia: podatelna@socpoist.sk

    More information can be found on the website of the Slovak liaison body (Sociálna poistovna), which will be available shortly in English and German:
    https://www.socpoist.sk/aktuality-dochodcovia-v-zahranici-dostanu-dochodky--aj-ked-nestihli-predlozit-doklad-o-ziti/1794s68397c?

    Most important is, in the event of the death of a beneficiary of the right (pensioner), it is necessary to notify the competent institution immediately, in any of the above mentioned ways.
  • March 31, 2020. godine

    We inform pensioners who receive their old-age, family and disability pensions from Switzerland that their pensions will continue to be paid uninterrupted.

    Exceptionally, while there is a state of emergency and special circumstances that prevent the verification of the Certificate of Life, if you receive a pension from the Swiss Confederation, you can submit the requested Certificate by verifying it yourself. This means that the pensioner himself/herself confirms the Certificate of Life by signing it, with the submission of a copy (photo) of his/her ID card or passport.

    These documents can be submitted in several ways:

    by e-mail: : AVS-46@zas.admin.ch

    by fax: +41 58 461 97 05

    Further information and possible consultations can be found at the following website: www.zas.admin.ch or by telephone +41 58 461 91 11.

    Most important is, in the event of the death of a beneficiary of the right (pensioner), it is necessary to notify the competent institution immediately, in any of the above mentioned ways.
  • March 27, 2020. godine

    In order to make the payment of the annual allowance to pension beneficiaries from the Republic of Slovenia, residing in the Republic of Serbia, having in mind the difficulty of carrying out postal traffic due to the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia invited the quoted beneficiaries to provide information on the amount of the payment of foreign pensions in January 2020 (from the Republic of Serbia or from another country) by submitting it online, in accordance with the instructions provided to them by mail, with the form " Report on the amount of foreign pension". At the same time, the Slovenian Institute stated that the submission of data via the Internet is free, secure and easy should provide timely and uninterrupted payment of the annual allowance.

    Beneficiaries who submit the requested information by 30 April 2020 can expect payment by September 30, 2020, and beneficiaries who submit information by September 30, 2020, can expect payment of the annual allowance by the end of 2020. In case the beneficiaries do not send the data on the amount of the foreign pension to the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia by 30 September 2020, the annual allowance will be paid in the minimum amount, i.e. in the amount of the corresponding proportional part.
  • March 25, 2020. godine

    In order to enable the payment of foreign pensions to residents of the Republic of Serbia who, due to the state of emergency and the spread of the COVID-19 virus, are unable to submit their life certificates due time, we inform the beneficiaries that an agreement has been reached with the competent institutions for pension insurance of certain countries, allowing continuous payment of pensions during emergency situations evan in cases of failure to provide a life certificate. These are the following countries:

    - Canada,
    - Netherlands,
    - Bulgaria
    - Austria,
    - Croatia,
    - Slovenia,
    - Cyprus,
    - Italy

    About reaching an agreement with the institutions of other countries beneficiaries will be informed in due course.
  • February 25, 2020

    In Baku, from 18 to 20 of February, the first round of negotiations between the delegations of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan regarding the conclusion of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on social security was held. The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by Mr. Zoran Milošević, Acting Assistant Minister in Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, and delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Mustafa Abasbajli, Advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.

    At the meeting two delegations exchanged information on social security legislation in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan. After that, a detailed analysis of the draft of the Agreement was made and certain numbers of articles were agreed. It was agreed to hold the next round of negotiations in Serbia, Belgrade, in the second half of 2020, in order to finalize the text of the Agreement.
  • January 31, 2020

    In Belgrade, on January 30 and 31, 2020, on the initiative of Institute for Social Insurance, in cooperation with the Office of the Attaché for Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belgrade, the Director of the Social Security Service for Entrepreneurs - Sozialversicherungsanstalt der Selbständigen (SVS), Mr Hans Aubauer, has visited competent institutions in the Republic of Serbia for the field of social security. At the meetings information regarding the organization of social security institutions and their competence were exchanged and social security systems and ongoing reforms in Serbia and Austria were presented. The meetings were held with representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Institute for Social Insurance, Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and Republic Fund for Health Insurance.
    It was agreed to intensify cooperation between the institutions of two countries for the purpose of more efficient implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria in the field of social security.
  • January 10, 2020

    On March 1st, 2020, the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Greece on social security shall enter into force. The Agreement was signed in Thessaloniki on 13 July 2017 and published in the Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia - International Treaties ", No. 9/2018 and the Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic, No. 198, part A, of 9 December 2019.
    The agreement covers the area of pension and disability insurance and enable realisation of rights in this area in the Contracting States. The competent institution to resolve the requests for exercising the right to retirement and disability insurance by applying the Agreement, in the Republic of Serbia is Republic Fund for Retirement and Disability Insurance, while in the Republic of Greece it is Unified Social Security Fund (EFKA): Unified Social Security Fund, International Insurance Relations, 8, Agiou Konstantinou str, Athens 102 41, GREECE (phone +30 210 6783661, website: http://www.efka.gov.gr).
  • Year 2019

  • December 17, 2019

    In the period of December 10-12, 2019, in Belgrade, the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison bodies of the Republic of Austria held talks, regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance and pension and disability insurance.
    The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by Mr. Zoran Panović, Acting Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, and the delegation of the Republic of Austria, Mr. Peter Wieninger, Head of the Department for International Affairs, to the General Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions.
    The two sides exchanged information on changes that have occurred in the legislation of the two countries, as well as lists of contact persons. The Austrian side has notified about the organizational changes of the social security institutions and liaison bodies in the Republic of Austria, which will take place from 1 January 2020.
    At the meeting it was agreed on further steps in the process of concluding the Agreement on electronic exchange of information in the field of health insurance and pension and disability insurance, and it was discussed about the initiative of the Serbian side to move on to the calculation of actual health care costs for all categories of insured persons.
  • December 5, 2019

    International Consalting Days between pension competent institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held on December 16 2019 in Užice and December 17 2019 in Belgrade. On that occasion, the experts from Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republika Srpska and Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance in direct contact and discussion, will provide an expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This consalting is free.
    Persond interested in coming to the consalting days in Užice and Belgrade, should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the posters attached.

    Poster, Užice

    Poster, Belgrade
  • December 4, 2019

    International Consalting Days between pension competent institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro will be held on December 12 2019 in Niš and December 13 2019 in Belgrade. On that occasion, the experts from Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Montenegro in direct contact and discussion, will provide an expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro. This consalting is free.
    Persond interested in coming to the consalting days in Niš or Belgrade, should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the posters attached

    Poster, Niš

    Poster, Belgrade
  • November, 19-21, 2019

    In Moscow, between 19 and 21 November 2019, meeting was held between the liaison bodies of the Republic of Serbia and of the Russian Federation regarding issues raised in the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on social security signed December 19, 2017, since its entry into force March 1, 2019.

    Certain issues in the field of pension and disability insurance relating to the exercise of the right to retirement in both Contracting States and the conduct of competent institutions in certain contentious situations were discussed. Related to, certain agreements have been reached that should contribute to the equal treatment of the holders of both states, to establish a single practice and to facilitate the exercise of rights for insured and beneficiaries. The need for introducing electronic data exchange between competent authorities was jointly stated and further steps were agreed with a view to concluding such an agreement.

    After analyzing the previous period of application of the Agreement, the need to amend certain bilingual forms was identified in order to more effectively implement the Agreement.

    The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by the Director of the Social Insurance Institution, Mr. Zoran Panović, and the delegation of the Russian Federation by the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Cirkov.
  • November 7, 2019

    In Belgrade, on November 5 and 6, 2019, meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Montenegro have been held, regarding to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance.

    At the meeting issues regarding to the implementation of the Agreement, recalculation of pensions and pension payments, and electronic data exchange, were discussed. The information about the changes in legislations in the area of pension and disability insurance in both Contracting States, as well as the information regarding the newly concluded international agreements in the field of social security, were exchanged. Certain agreements have been reached that should contribute to a better and more effective implementation of the Agreement.
  • November 4, 2019

    The second round of negotiations between the delegations of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Tunisia took place in Tunis from 28 to 31 October 2019 in order to conclude the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on social security.

    Two delegations carried out a detailed analysis of the draft Agreement and agreed on most of the articles.

    The next round of negotiations will take place in Serbia, Belgrade, in the first half of 2020, with the aim to finalize the text of the Agreement and harmonization of the provisions of Draft Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement.
  • October 28, 2019

    International Consalting Days between the pension institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary will be held on November 5 of 2019, in Senta. On that occasion, experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries will, in direct contact and discussion, provide an expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension insurance, based on the periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and Hungary. Professional assistance is free, with aim to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising rights from pension insurance, the amount and payments of benefits, about the completed periods of insurance, about the status of the claims they submitted, as well as other issues in this area.Persons interested in coming to the consalting days in Senta, should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster Senta
  • October 23, 2019

    In Berlin, on October 17, 2019, meeting between Institute for Social Insurance and German Federal Pension Insurance and German Pension Insurance Bavaria South was held, at which the results of the International Consulting Days held between the competent institutions for pension and disability insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany in 2018 and 2019 have been evaluated, and dates and places for holding the Consulting Days in 2020 and 2021 have been agreed. It was also agreed to introduce a new form of co-operation between the two countries - the exchange of experts, and in that sense it was agreed to arrange this visit in 2020 in Landshut and in 2021 in Belgrade.

    At the same time, at the meeting two contracting states exchanged information about changes in their legislation in the field of pension and disability insurance.
  • October 23 2019

    The World Social Security Forum and the 33rd General Assembly of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) took place in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium) from 14 to 18 October 2019 and 1200 people from 330 different organizations from 140 countries participated.

    Within the five-day work, a large number of sessions, panels and presentations were held, presenting the views of states and social security institutions on possible ways for dealing with new challenges related to the digital economy and new forms of work, due to the increasing technological, economic and demographic changes in the the world, population aging and other challenges facing the welfare systems of countries in the world. Organizations and institutions from all continents were represented at the Forum.

    Within the Forum, charters and plaques were awarded to individuals and institutions for the contributions they made to promoting social security and promoting the ideas of this largest social security organization in the world.

    Belgium, as a host country of this large gathering, has made the presentation about their social security system and the some solutions applied by their social security institutions.

    Representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance, as an associate member of the International Social Security Association, also participated in the Forum, and made numerous international contacts. Among others, a meeting between the Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, Mr. Zoran Panović, and the Secretary General of the International Social Security Association, Mr. Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, was held, and the possibility of establishing closer cooperation and organizing joint activities in the upcoming period was discussed.
  • October 10 2019

    In Ljubljana, on October 8 and 9 2019, in the Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Slovenia (ZPIZ), meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Slovenia was held, regarding to the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia on Social Insurance, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance.

    At the meeting issues regarding to the implementation of the agreement on social insurance, recalculation of pensions and pension payments, and electronic data exchange, were discussed. The information about the changes in legislations in the area of pension and disability insurance in both Contracting States, as well as the information regarding the newly concluded international agreements in the field of social security, were exchanged. Certain agreements have been reached that should contribute to a better and more effective implementation of the Agreement.
  • Octobert 4, 2019

    International Consalting Days between pension competent institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia, of will be held on October 15, 2019 in Novi Sad and October 16, 2019, in Belgrad. On that occasion, the experts from Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance in direct contact and discussion, will provide an expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia. This consalting is free.

    Persons interester in coming to he consalting days in Novi Sad and Belgrade should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster, Beograd

    Poster, Novi Sad
  • October 1 - 4, 2019

    In Belgrade, from October 1-4, 2019, meeting between the liaison bodies of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison bodies of the Republic of France was held, where is agreed on the content of bilingual forms, for the field of pension and disability insurance and family benefits, with the aim of creating conditions for the implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the French Social Security and the Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the French Social Security upon their entry into force.

  • September 23. – 27, 2019

    In Warsaw, Poland, from 23rd to 27th September 2019, negotiations between the competent ministers of the two countries were held discussing the draft of the new Social Security Agreement, which would replace the existing Convention on Social Security between the Government of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the People's Republic of Poland from 1958. A number of articles of the new Agreement were agreed upon during the negotiations and it was agreed that the next round of negotiations would take place in Belgrade during 2020.
  • September 20, 2019

    International consalting days between Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria will be held on October 1, 2019 in Linc and October 2 2019, in Vienna. On that occasion, the experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries, in direct contact and discussion, will provide appropriate expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the work and periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria.

    Professional assistance is free and organized every year in Serbia in April and in Austria in October in different cities in order to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising the rights from pension insurance, about the amount and payment of benefits, about the completed periods of insurance, about the status of the claims they submitted, as well as about other issues in this area.

    Persons interester in coming to he consalting days in Linc and Vienna should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster, Linz

    Poster, Vienna
  • September 12, 2019

    International consalting days between German pension competent institution and the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Serbia will be held on September 24, 2019 in Kraljevo and September 25 and 26 2019, in Belgrade. On that occasion, the experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries, in direct contact and discussion, will provide appropriate expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the work and periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Professional assistance is free and organized every year in Germany in March and in Serbia in September in different cities and aims to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising the rights from pension insurance, the amount and payment of benefits, years of service achieved, as well as on the state of the proceedings on the request that they submitted and about other issues in this area.

    Persons interester in coming to he consalting days in Kraljevo and Belgrade should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster, Kraljevo

    Poster, Beograd
  • September 10 - 11, 2019

    In Belgrade, on 10 and 11 September 2019, meeting between the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Republic of Turkey was held regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Turkey on social security in the field of health insurance and pension and disability insurance.

    On this occasion, bearing in mind that the liaison bodies meeting were not held since the beginning of the implementation of the Agreement at the end of 2013, the experience gained during that period was reviewed and the issues that hinder its effective implementation were discussed. Information on the legislation of the two countries were exchanged, lists of contact persons for the implementation of the Agreement were updated as well as the addresses of the branch office of the competent institutions.

    The process of reimbursement of health care costs was discussed and further cooperation was agreed in order to conclude a new Protocol on reimbursement of health care costs.

    The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by the Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, Mr. Zoran Panović, and the delegation of the Republic of Turkey by the Director of the General Directorate for Retirement Services at the Social Security Institution, Mr. İsmail Yilmaz.
  • September 10, 2019

    International Consalting Days between pension competent institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held on 17-18 September 2019 in Zenica. On that occasion, the experts from Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republika Srpska and Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance in direct contact and discussion, will provide an expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This consalting is free.

    Persond interested in coming to the consalting days in Zenica, should register their arrival in accordance with the instructions given in the poster attached

    Poster, Zenica
  • September 6, 2019

    In August from 27 to 29 2019, an expert visit of the delegation from the Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria (Pensionsversicherunganstalt - PVA) to rehabilitation centers and special hospitals in the Republic of Serbia was organized. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the medical standards and procedures of the rehabilitation centers and with the treatment and process of medical rehabilitation of the insured persons and beneficiaries. This visit is a continuation of the activities carried out by the competent institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria since 2017, in order to establis institutional cooperation and provide the posibility for Austrian insured persons and beneficiaries to rehabilitate and to recover in rehabilitation centers in the Republic of Serbia. The visit included detour of Rehabilitation Institute „Selters“ Mladenovac, Special Hospital „Merkur“ Vrnjacka Banja, Special Hospital "Cigota" Zlatibor and Special Hospital for Rehabilitation „Banja Koviljaca“.
  • September 5, 2019

    On 5 September 2019, meeting between the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Republic of Slovenia was held regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia on social security in the field of health insurance.

    The Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, Mr. Zoran Panović, and the Director of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia, Mr. Marjan Sušelj, have signed an Agreement on reimbursement of health care costs and on the content of bilingual forms. The new agreement will, in the future, reimburse the cost of the health care provided to the insured of Contracting States in real amounts, rather than by paying monthly lump sums. This method of payment will apply from 1 July 2020.

    The two delegations discussed the continuation of work on the conclusion of the Protocol on the Electronic Data Exchange in the field of Health Care and Mandatory Health Insurance.
  • June 20 - 21, 2019

    In Belgrade, on June 20 and 21 June 2019, the meeting between the liaison bodies of the Republic of Serbia and the People's Republic of China was held. The delegation of the People's Republic of China was led by Mr. Jia Huaibin, General Director of the Social Insurance Administration, while the Serbian delegation, comprised of representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs, the Republic Health Insurance Fund and the Republic the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund, was led by Mr. Zoran Panović, Director of the Institute for Social Insurance.

    At the meeting the procedures for the implementation of the Administrative Agreement for Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Republic of China were discussed. Administrative Agreement should be signed by the end of the year. Delegations agreed trilingual forms that will be an integral part of the Administrative Agreement, thus creating the conditions for its signing.

    During the work, Mr. Zoran Djordjevic, Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans' Affairs and Social Issues greeted the representatives of the People's Republic of China and on that occasion he was pleased with the progress of social security cooperation between the two traditionally friendly countries.
  • June 20 - 21, 2019

    In Ohrid, in the Republic of Northern Macedonia, on June 20 and 21, 2019, the 11th meeting of the directors of pension and disability insurance competent institutions of the states formed at the former SFRY federation was held and it was organized by the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Northern Macedonia. Representatives of the Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria and the Institute for Social Insurance of the Republic of Albania were also present at the event. Participants were welcomed by Mila Carovska, Minister of Labor and Social Security of Northern Macedonia.

    At the meeting the delegations exchanged information related to the implementation of mutually concluded bilateral agreements on social insurance, referring to the issues of exercising rights from pension and disability insurance, reimbursement of pensions, electronic data exchange and appropriate conclusions were reached, whose implementation in the upcoming period should provide greater efficiency in the implementation of social security agreements in this area and faster exercise of the rights of insured persons and beneficiary countries. The central topic of this meeting was the "Perspective of the movement of the number of pensioners in the next ten years", which was concluded after the presented presentations that migration and demography in the countries from the former SFRY region are serious and the main problem we encounter and which have enormous the impact on the sustainability of pension systems and that an adequate response must be found for those challenges.

    The next meetings will be held in 2020 in the Republic of Croatia, and will be organized by the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance.
  • June 12 - 13, 2019

    In Bijeljina, on June 12 and 13, 2019, meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on social security in the field of pension and disability insurance was held. During the meeting, two sides have disscused issues and problems which have been appearing in the process of the implementation of the Agreement, and find some solution for better implementation. At the same time, the results of the International Days of Consalting between the competente pension institution of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina held from 2015 to 2018 were discussed and it was agreed to hold the consalting days twice a year, as used to, organized by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. by Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • May 24, 2019

    In the period of May 20-23, 2019, in Paris, the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison bodies of the Republic of France held talks with the goal to secure the necessary conditions for the implementation of the new Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of France on Social Security, after its entry into force, in the sense of establishing adequate bilingual forms for the implementation of the Agreement in the field of health insurance, pension and disability insurance and family benefits (the right to child allowance). The French delegation was led by Mr. Philippe Sanson, Director of the Center for European and International Connections in the Field of Social Insurance (CLEISS), and the Serbian delegation, by Mr. Zoran Panović, Director of the Institute for Social Insurance.

    In the framework of the discussion, on May 23rd of 2019, a special meeting was held with the representatives of the National Old Age Insurance Fund (CNAV) - the Directorate for International Relations and the Institute for Pension and Occupational Health (CARSAT) in charge of persons residing in Serbia, in order to clarify the manner of acting in the procedures for resolving claims for exercising the rights in the field of pension and disability insurance by applying the General Convention on Social Security between Yugoslavia and France.
  • May 8, 2019

    International advisory days between the pension institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary will be held on May 14 of 2019, in Budapest. On that occasion, experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries will, in direct contact and discussion, provide appropriate professional help and advice to interested parties in connection with the exercise of rights arising from pension and disability insurance, on the basis of work and insurance realized in the Republic of Serbia and Hungary. Professional assistance is free, with the aim to inform interested persons about the conditions for the exercise of the rights arising from pension insurance, the amount and payments of benefits, periods of insurance accomplished, state of claims filed and on other issues in this field. Interested parties can report their arrival on the days of consultations in Budapest in accordance with the instructions listed in the poster that appears in the annex.

    Poster, Budapest
  • May 6, 2019

    International advisory days between the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of North Macedonia will be held on May 14, 2019 in Leskovac and on May 15, 2019 in Vranje. On that occasion, experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries will, in direct contact and discussion, provide appropriate professional help and advice to interested parties in connection with the exercise of rights arising from pension and disability insurance, on the basis of work and insurance realized in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia. Professional assistance is free and the aim is to inform interested persons about the conditions for the exercise of the rights arising from pension insurance, the amount and payments of benefits, periods of insurance accomplished, state of claims filed and on other issues in this field. Interested parties can report their arrival on the days of consultations in Leskovac or Vranje in accordance with the instructions listed in the posters that appear in the annex.

    Poster, Leskovac

    Poster, Vranje
  • April 25, 2019

    International advisory days between the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance will be held on May 8, 2019 in Zagreb and on May 9, 2019 in Slavonski Brod. On that occasion, experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries will, in direct contact and discussion, provide appropriate professional help and advice to interested parties in connection with the exercise of rights arising from pension and disability insurance, on the basis of work and insurance realized in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia. Professional assistance is free and is organized every year in different cities, in Croatia in May, and in Serbia in October, with the aim to inform interested persons about the conditions for the exercise of the rights arising from pension insurance, the amount and payments of benefits, periods of insurance accomplished, state of claims filed and on other issues in this field. Interested parties can report their arrival on the days of consultations in Zagreb or Slavonski Brod in accordance with the instructions listed in the posters that appear in the annex.

    Poster, Zagreb

    Poster, Slavonski Brod
  • March 26, 2019

    In Budapest, on March 26 of 2019, a meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Hungary has been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary on Social Security, in the field of health insurance. The two delegations exchanged information on methods of application of the Agreement in the field of health insurance, procedures and mutual communication in the event of disputed situations, as well as the procedure for registration of family members of insured persons that are residing on the territory of the other contracting country. Issues related to mutual compensation of provided health care costs were also considered.
  • March 25, 2019

    International advisory days between the Republic Fund for pension and disability insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Institute for pension insurance of the Republic of Austria, will take place on April 9 of 2019 in Kraljevo and April 10 of 2019 in Belgrade. On that occasion, experts from the pension insurance institutions of both countries will, in direct contact and discussion, provide appropriate professional help and advice to interested parties in connection with the exercise of rights arising from pension and disability insurance, on the basis of work and insurance realized in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria. Expert assistance is free of charge and is organized every year, in Serbia in April, and in Austria in October, in different cities, with the aim to inform interested persons about the conditions for the exercise of the rights arising from pension insurance, the amount and payments of benefits, periods of insurance accomplished, state of claims filed and on other issues in this field. Interested persons can register for the advisory days in Kraljevo or Belgrade in accordance with instructions that are listed in the posters that appear in the annex.

    Poster, Kraljevo

    Poster, Beograd
  • March 8, 2019

    in Belgrade, on March 4 - 7 of 2019 first round of negotiations between the Serbian and Tunisian delegations was held in order to consider the Draft Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on Social Security, at which certain provisions of the Agreement have been determined and the two delegations agreed to review the remainder of the Agreement and the Draft Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement in Tunisia, at the second round of negotiations, by the end of 2019.
  • March 4, 2019

    International days of talks between German pension insurance holders and the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of the Republic of Serbia will be held on March 19 and 20 of 2019, in Berlin. On that occasion, the experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries, by means of direct contact and discussion, will provide appropriate expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the work and insurance realized in the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany. Professional assistance is free and organized every year in Germany in March and in Serbia in September in different cities and aims to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising the rights from pension insurance, the amount and payment of benefits, years of service achieved, as well as on the state of the proceedings on the request that they submitted on other issues in this area. Interested parties can register for the counseling session in Berlin in accordance with the instructions listed on the below attached poster.

    Poster, Berlin
  • March 01, 2019

    On March 1st of 2019, the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security, signed on December 19 of 2017, in Moscow ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia - International Agreements" No. 9/2018) entered into force, whose provisions relate to the field of pension and disability insurance, injuries at work and professional illnesses and the cost of funeral expenses. At the same time, the Administrative Agreement between the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans' and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security as well as the Protocol of the liaison bodies for the implementation of the Agreement and the Administrative agreement, have entered into force.
  • February 22, 2019

    On February 22 of 2019 a meeting between the Institute for Social Security and the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of the Republic of Serbia on one side, and the State Treasury of Hungary, whose integral part as of November 1, 2017 is the National Pension Insurance Institute of Hungary (Országos Nyugdíjbiztosítási Főigazgatóság) on the other side, was held in Belgrade. The meeting assessed the results of the International Advisory Days and other forms of cooperation between the two countries' pension insurance holders, held in 2018. The organization and the achieved results of the conducted activities were assessed positively and the terms and locations of the International Advisory Days in 2019 and 2020 were agreed upon, as well as the terms for exchange of experts between the two countries' pension insurance holders for the same period.
  • January 18, 2019

    On 17 January 2019, in Belgrade, an Administrative Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security of 19 December 2017. On this occasion, the Protocol between the Institute for Social Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, the Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation, the Federal State Budget Institution for Medical - Social Expertise "Federal Bureau Medical - Social Expertise" of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, on the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security of 19 December 2017 and the Administrative Agreement between the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security of 19 December 2017. By concluding these agreements and establishing bilingual forms for their implementation, conditions have been created for the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on social security, upon its entry into force.
  • Year 2018

  • December 27, 2018

    On January 1 of 2019, the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Swiss Confederation on Social Security, signed on October 11 of 2010, in Belgrade ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia - International Agreements" No. 13/10 of 27 December 2010), entered into force, as well as the Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Swiss Confederation on Social Security. With the entry into force of this Agreement, in relations between Serbia and Switzerland, the Convention between the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia and the Swiss Confederation on Social Insurance of June 8, 1962 in the version of the Additional Convention of 9 July 1982 (Official Gazette of the SFRY - International Contracts, No. 8/63 and 12/84) ceases to be valid.
  • December 17, 2018

    In Belgrade, on December 10-14 of 2018, meeting between the liaison bodies and competent institutions of Republic of Serbia and Quebec took place, at which the content of bilingual forms was determined in order to fulfill the necessary conditions for the implementation the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, as well as the Administrative Arrangement for it's implementation, upon their entry into force.
  • December 5, 2018

    In Belgrade, on December 5 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Croatia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. The new Arrangement on the reimbursement of health care costs, which will be in effect from January 1st of 2019, was concluded at the talks, and an agreement was reached to intensify cooperation on the realization of electronic data exchange in connection to the calculation of health care costs.
  • November 26, 2018

    On December 04 of 2018, in Belgrade, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia, and Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Republika Srpska and Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia anda Herzegovina on social insurance.

    Poster, Belgrade
  • November 22, 2018

    In Belgrade, on November 20 - 22 of 2018, liaison body meeting has been held between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Italy, with regards to the implementation of the Convention on Social Insurance between the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Italy in the field of pension and disability insurance and unemployment insurance, at which open issues and problems that arise in the implementation of the Convention have been reviewed and further cooperation on resolving these has been agreed upon.
  • November 16, 2018

    On November 15 and 16, 2018, a working meeting was held in Vienna between the Institute for Social Insurance and the Pension Insurance Institute of the Republic of Austria (Pensionsversicherungsanstalt), regarding the introduction of electronic data exchange between the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund and the Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Austria, in the field of pension and disability insurance. In addition, the subject of the meeting was also the issue of providing medical rehabilitation services in the Republic of Serbia to Austrian insured persons, ie to pension beneficiaries.
  • November 8, 2018

    In Belgrade, on November 6 and 7 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. The state of mutual obligations and claims on the basis of health care costs, as well as the controversial and open issues that arise in the implementation of the Agreement have been discussed at talks, and in that connection certain arrangements on further measures that need to be taken in order to create the conditions for its more efficient implementation have been agreed upon.
  • October 26, 2018

    In Beijing, on October 23-25 of 2018, negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and the People Republic of China took place in connection to the conclusion of the Administrative arrangement for the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and People Republic of China on Social Security. On that occasion, the two sides have fully coordinated and initialed the text of the Administrative arrangement and agreed to continue the talks in 2019 in Belgrade, on which the bilingual forms necessary for the implementation of the Agreement and Administrative arrangement will be determined and harmonized, as well as other issues of relevance to the implementation of the agreement will be considered.
  • October 25, 2018

    In Ljubljana, on October 23 and 24 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Slovenia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. Issues related to the calculation of health care costs arising from the implementation of the Agreement have been discussed at talks, as well as activities undertaken so far in connection with the creation of the necessary conditions for the conclusion of the Agreement on electronic data exchange in the field of health insurance, and in connection to this, appropriate agreements have been reached that should contribute to more efficient implementation of the Agreement allowing for easier and more complete realization of the rights of the insured.
  • October 22, 2018

    In Subotica, on November 6 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary in the field of pension insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the National Institute for Pension Insurance of Hungary will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in the field of pension insurance in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary on social security.

    Poster, Subotica
  • October 18, 2018

    In Belgrade, on October 17 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Federal Republic of Germany have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security, in the field of health insurance. Besides the problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation in the field of health insurance, electronic data exchange has been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements have been reached for the purpose of its efficient implementation.
  • October 18, 2018

    In Belgrade, on October 16-17 of 2018, a meeting was held between the Institute for Social Insurance and the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance on one side and the Austrian Institute for Pension Insurance on the other side, at which the results of the International Counseling Days between the pension institutions held in year 2017 and 2018 have been reviewed, along with the results of the Expert exchange visits in year 2017 and 2018.
    As it has been concluded that good results have been achieved, it has been agreed upon to continue with the organization of these events and in that regard places and terms for holding these events in years 2019 and 2020 have been agreed upon.
  • October 15, 2018

    In Bijelo Polje on October 23 and in Podgorica on October 24 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Montenegro, will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance.

    Poster, Bijelo Polje and Podgorica
  • October 12, 2018

    In Zagreb, on October 11 of 2018, a working meeting was held between the Institute for Social Insurance and the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance, at which the results of the International Advisory Days between the competent institutions for pension and disability insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia held in 2017 and 2018 have been evaluated and certain terms and locations for holding of these in 2019 and 2020 agreed upon.
    At the same time, at the meeting information on changes in legislation in the field of pension and disability insurance of the two contracting countries have been exchanged.
  • October 10, 2018

    In organization of the Institute for Social Security, on October 9 of 2018, in Belgrade, a working meeting of representatives of the Institute for Social Security, the Ministry of Health, the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance, the Institute for Rehabilitation "Selters" Mladenovac, Spa "Merkur" Vrnjačka Banja, Special hospital for thyroid gland diseases and metabolic diseases "Zlatibor" Čigota and Special Rehabilitation Hospital "Banja Koviljača", was conducted in order to consider the possibility of concluding an agreement to provide, for the needs of the Pension Insurance Institute of Austria, medical rehabilitation services to Austrian insurees and pensioners at the Rehabilitation Centers of the Republic of Serbia.
  • October 4, 2018

    In Podgorica, on October 2nd and 3rd of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Montenegro have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. Оpen questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements in regards to the implementation procedures have been reached in order to ensure its efficient application and implementation.
  • September 24, 2018

    In Budapest, on September 21 of 2018, organized by the Hungarian State Treasury (Hungarian Magyar Államkincstár), a traditional eighth seminar in the field of pension and disability insurance was organized with the Theme: "Work and pension - phased and partial retirement".

    The lecturers were renowned experts from several universities, as well as representatives of the social insurance institutions of the EU countries. The presentations reviewed issues related to partial and early retirement, and analyzed factors that encourage early retirement and withdrawal from the labor market in relation to factors that influence the prolongation of the working life. Also, the measures that states, ie pension funds have to undertake in order to maintain adequate pension systems have been analyzed. The seminar was attended by about 130 participants, including representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance.
  • September 21, 2018

    In Bačka Palanka on October 2 and in Belgrade on October 3 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and Croatian Pension Insurance Institute will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on social insurance.

    Poster, Bačka Palanka
    Poster, Belgrade
  • September 20, 2018

    In Belgrade, on September 18-19 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Federal Republic of Germany have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. The possibility for introducing the electronic data exchange between the competent institutions of the two countries has been reviewed at talks.
  • September 12, 2018

    Organized by the German Federal Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund), the 11th European Colloquium was held in Berlin, on September 10 and 11 of 2018, with the theme "Old-age security in the Workplace of Tomorrow". The colloquium was attended by 119 participants from 25 European countries. Within the second session, participation in the colloquium was also taken by the representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance, with the topic "Technological changes - preservation of the pension system of the Republic of Serbia".
  • September 5, 2018

    On September 18 and 19 of 2018, in Novi Sad and September 20 of 2018 in Belgrade International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany. On these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the German Pension and Disability Insurance - Deutsche Rentenversicherung will be advising persons about their rights realization in connection to the application of the Agreement between Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and Federal Republic of Germany on social security.

    Poster, Novi Sad
    Poster, Belgrade
  • June 26, 2018

    In Belgrade, from June 21-23 of 2018, the 10th Meeting of the directors of the Funds/Institutes for pension and disability insurance of the states formed on the territory of the former SFR Yugoslavia took place, organized by the Republican Pension and Disability Insurance Fund and the Institute for Social Insurance. The guests of the meeting were the directors of the pension insurance funds of Austria, Germany and Hungary.

    In addition to the usual issues in the area of pension and disability insurance regarding the implementation of social security agreements, the conversion of pensions, electronic data exchange, a central topic entitled "Collection of claims based on unfounded pension payments, especially from the debtor with residence abroad" has been reviewed at the meeting.

    The host of the next meeting, which will be held in 2019, is the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Macedonia.
  • June 15, 2018

    In Belgrade, on June 11-14 of 2018, meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Greece took place, at which was determined the content of bilingual forms in order to fulfill necessary conditions for applying the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Greece on social insurance and the Administrative Arrangement for its implementation, upon their coming into force.
  • June 5, 2018

    In Quebec, in the period from May 28 to June 1 of 2018, a fourth round of negotiations was held between the delegations of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec on the conclusion of the Social Security Agreement, in which the texts of the Agreement, the Administrative Agreement and the Protocol for the application of the Agreement have been determined and initialed. Two delegations have agreed to hold talks between the liaison bodies by the end of 2018 in the Republic of Serbia, in order to establish bilingual forms for the implementation of the Agreement.
  • June 4, 2018

    In Vranje on June 12 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Macedonia will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Macedonia on social insurance.

    Poster, Vranje
  • May 31, 2018

    In Vienna, from 29 to 30 May 2018, in the organization of the Pension Insurance Institute of Austria (PVA - Pensionversicherunganstalt), an international Conference titled "Customer Support in the Age of Modern Media" was held, which was attended by over 100 representatives from various social security institutions from 12 European countries, as well as representatives of large Austrian companies dealing with modern media and digitalization services. Representatives of the Social Insurance Institute also took part in the conference.
    Through presentations and panel discussions, the impact of digital technologies and modern media on customer support was reviewed, with the advantages that such a connection brings and a general consensus has been reached on their rapid and unstoppable development and application in the field of social benefits as well.
  • May 18, 2018

    In Berlin, on May 15-16 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Federal Republic of Germany have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. At talks the two sides have discussed legal and procedural issues in applying the provisions of the Agreement in order to ensure expert and practical solutions that should enable its more efficient implementation, in the interest of the insured and the beneficiaries of the rights of both parties.
  • May 9, 2018

    On May 22 of 2018, in Bijeljina, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia, and Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Republika Srpska and Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia anda Herzegovina on social insurance.

    Poster, Bijeljina
  • April 27, 2018

    The 7th International Social Insurance Symposium entitled "Migration and Social Security" was held in Ankara on 25 and 26 April 2018, organized by the Social Insurance Institute of the Republic of Turkey (SGK), which brought together lecturers, panelists and participants from 21 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa from various social insurance institutions, where representatives from the Institute for Social Insurance took part. The issue of asylum seekers and migrants from Syria has been considered and the impact on the economic, social and other circumstances of the countries where asylum seekers stay and through which they pass, as well as the issue of sending migrant workers to work in other countries (detachment).
  • April 25, 2018

    In Belgrade, on April 24 of 2018, International Conference titled "Austrian experience with the EU Regulation 883 and Chapter 2 (Freedom of Movement of Labor in the EU) in the process of joining of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union", organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Austria with the support of the Institute for Social Insurance, was held. The Conference was opened by Mr. Zoran Đorđević, Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, with the participation of serbian and austrian experts at panel discussions on Freedom of Movement of Labor in the EU and consequences on the labor market and social security systems, with presence of over 50 representatives of various institutions of the Republic of Serbia which are dealing with issues in this area.
  • April 20, 2018

    In Zagreb on May 8 and in Split on May 10 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and Croatian Pension Insurance Institute will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on social insurance.

    Poster, Zagreb
    Poster, Split
  • April 20, 2018

    In Szeged, on May 8 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary in the field of pension insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the National Institute for Pension Insurance of Hungary will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in the field of pension insurance in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary on social security.

    Poster, Szeged
  • April 16, 2018

    In Vienna, on April 11-13 of 2018, a visit by the delegation of the Republic of Serbia to rehabilitation centers and expertise sectors of the Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria (PVA - Pensionsversicherungsanstalt) was conducted in order to familiarize with the medical standards and procedures of the rehabilitation centers, so to be able to better review the possibilities of our medical institutions and rehabilitation centers to provide prevention and rehabilitation services to Austrian insurers and pensioners.
  • April 10, 2018

    In Novi Sad on April 17 and in Belgrade on April 18 of 2018, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Montenegro, will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance.

    Poster, Novi Sad
    Poster, Belgrade
  • April 2, 2018

    Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Romania on Social Security, signed in Belgrade on October 28, 2016, entered into force on April 1, 2018, thus terminating the Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania on cooperation in the field of health insurance, which was in force since December 1, 1976. The agreement represents a standard international agreement in the field of social insurance, and in addition to health insurance it covers the areas of pension and disability insurance, insurance in the event of an injury at work and occupational diseases and family benefits. Work on the bilingual forms for the implementation of the Agreement and the Administrative Arrangement for the Agreement implementation is underway.
  • April 2, 2018

    In Moscow, in the period between 26th and 29th March 2018, the ninth round of negotiations between delegations of competent ministries, liaison bodies and competent pension insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation took place, at which the text of the Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement between The Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on social security dated 19 December 2017, and the text of the Protocol of the liaison bodies for the implementation of the Agreement and the Administrative Agreement have been initialed and the content of bilingual forms for the implementation of the Agreement determined.
  • March 19, 2018

    In Paris, in the period from March 13-15 of 2018, negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and French Republic took place, at which the text of the Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement between the two countries on social security has been determined.
  • March 9, 2018

    In Belgrade, on March 6-8 of 2018, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of French Republic have been held after many years of pause, with regards to the implementation of the General Convention on social insurance between Yugoslavia and France, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. Information on the legislation of the two countries and the organizational structure of social insurance institutions have been exchanged at talks. Problems and issues that arise in practice related to the way of filling out bilingual forms have been reviewed, the application of the option institute and confirmation of insurance periods and other. Agreements have been reached to improve the implementation of the General Convention and, in that sense, future forms of cooperation between social security institutions have been determined.
  • Year 2017

  • December 7, 2017

    In Zagreb, on December 5 and 6 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Croatia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. Problems and issues arising in the process of the application of the Agreement have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements have been reached for the purpose of efficient Agreement implementation.

  • November 24, 2017

    On November 23 of 2017, a working meeting was held in Belgrade between the Institute for Social Insurance, the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund and the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of the Republic of Srpska, where issues have been reviewed and agreements reached regarding the settlement of obligations for compensation requests in the process of re-calculation of pensions pursuant to Article 42 of the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on social security, in relations with the Republic of Srpska. At the same time experiences and views on other issues in the field of pension and disability insurance have been reviewed and exchanged.

  • November 21, 2017

    In Skopje, on November 28 and 29 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Macedonia will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Macedonia on social insurance.

    Poster, Skopje
  • November 21, 2017

    In Novi Sad on November 28 and in Belgrade on November 29 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Montenegro, will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance.

    Poster, Novi Sad
    Poster, Belgrade
  • November 17, 2017

    On November 16, 2017, a meeting was held in Budapest between the Institute for Social Insurance and the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of the Republic of Serbia and the State Treasury of Hungary, at which the results of the International Advisory Days and other forms of cooperation between the two pension insurance institutions of the two countries, held in 2016 and 2017, have been reviewed. The organization and the achieved results of the conducted activities were assessed positively and the terms and locations of the International Advisory Days in 2018 were agreed upon (in Hungary, May 8 in Szeged, and Serbia, November 6 in Subotica), as well as expert exchange of experts at the level of pension insurance institutions of the two countries.
  • November 6, 2017

    In Belgrade, in the period from October 30 to November 3 of 2017, the third round of negotiations between delegations of the Republic of Serbia and Quebec took place with the aim of concluding the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec on Social Security, at which the Protocol for Agreement application has been reviewed, as well the provisions of the Administrative Agreement in the field of health insurance. Next round of talks at which the Administrative Agreement will be determined will be held during 2018.
  • October 30, 2017

    In Novi Sad, on November 9 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary in the field of pension insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the National Institute for Pension Insurance of Hungary will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in the field of pension insurance in connection to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary on social security.

    Poster, Novi Sad
  • October 25, 2017

    On 24 October 2017, a meeting was held in Belgrade between the Ministry for Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Pension Insurance Institute of Austria, the Institute for Social Insurance and the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund, considering the possibility of providing medical rehabilitation services in the Republic of Serbia to Austrian insured persons or pension beneficiaries. On this occasion, all aspects and elements necessary for establishing this type of cooperation were considered and information on the legal requirements necessary for the implementation of medical rehabilitation in both countries was exchanged.
  • October 23, 2017

    In Belgrade, in the period from 16 - 20 October 2017, the eight round of negotiations between competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and Russian Federation took place, at which the texts of the Agreement and Administrative Arrangement between the two countries on social security have been determined and initialed, and a term for next talks regarding bilingual forms determination has been agreed upon in the month of March next year, in Moscow.
  • October 18, 2017

    On 17 October 2017, a working meeting was held in Belgrade between the Institute for Social Insurance, the German Federal Pension Insurance and the German Pension Insurance Bavaria South, at which the results of the International Counceling Days held in 2016 and 2017 have been evaluated between the competent institutions for pension and disability insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany, and certain terms and venues for holding these in 2018 and 2019 have been agreed upon.
  • October 16, 2017

    In Novi Sad on October 24 and in Belgrade on October 25 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegowina in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Republika Srpska, as well the Federal Institute for Pension and Invalidity Insurance will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegowina on Social Insurance.

    Poster, Novi Sad
    Poster, Belgrade
  • October 5, 2017

    In Podgorica, on October 3 and 4 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Montenegro have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements in regards to the implementation procedures have been reached for the purpose of its efficient implementation.
  • September 25, 2017

    In Budapest, on 21 September 2017, organized by the Central Administration of National Pension Insurance Hungary (ONYF) and under the auspices of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), a seminar was held on the theme "Longevity Risk and Social Security", which was, besides the participants from fifteen countries, attended by Representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance as well.
    The aim of the seminar was to highlight the impact of the longer life expectancy on the social security system, especially in the field of pension and disability insurance. Various impact factors and their interdependence, such as natality, sex, health, living conditions, were analyzed, and it was pointed out that with the increase in life expectancy, the length of the active period of an individual's work is proportionally extended, as well as the length of the duration of the use of rights.
  • September 21, 2017

    In Belgrade, on September 18-20 of 2017, negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and the People Republic of China took place, at which the text of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and People Republic of China on Social Security has been harmonized and at which two sides have agreed to exchange the Drafts of the Administrative Agreement for its implementation.
  • September 18, 2017

    In Bor on October 3 and in Belgrade on October 4 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and Croatian Pension Insurance Institute will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on social insurance.

    Poster, Bor
    Poster, Belgrade
  • September 18, 2017

    On October 3 in Graz and October 5 of 2017 in Vienna, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria. On these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the Austrian Pension and Disability Insurance Institutions will be advising persons about their rights, regarding to the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria on social security.

    Poster, Graz
    Poster, Vienna
  • September 15, 2017

    In Skopje, on September 13-14 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Macedonia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Macedonia on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of implementation in the field of health insurance have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements have been reached for the purpose of its efficient implementation.
  • September 11, 2017

    In Belgrade, on September 4-8 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Romania have been held, at which bilingual forms in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, work injuries and occupational diseases, as well as family benefits as part of the preparatory work for the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Romania on Social Security, after its entry into force.
  • September 5, 2017

    On September 19 of 2017, in Niš and September 20. and 21. in Belgrade International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany. On these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the German Pension and Disability Insurance - Deutsche Rentenversicherung will be advising persons about their rights, regarding to the application of the Agreement between Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and Federal Republic of Germany on social security.

    Poster, Niš
    Poster, Belgrade
  • July 3, 2017

    In Sarajevo, from June 29 to July 1 of 2017, the 9-th meeting of Directors of Funds/Institutes for Pension and Disability Insurance from states formed on the territory of the former SFR Yugoslavia took place. At the meeting, issues regarding the field of pension and disability insurance were discussed, and certain agreements were reached for more efficient realization of the rights in this area, in connection to the application of the bilateral agreements on social insurance.
  • 22 June 2017

    In Belgrade, on June 20 and 21 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Montenegro have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements in regards to the implementation procedures have been reached for the purpose of its efficient implementation.
  • June 15, 2017

    In Zagreb, on June 13 and 14 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Croatia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on Social Insurance, in the field of pension insurance. Problems and issues arising in the process of the application of the Agreement have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements have been reached for the purpose of efficient Agreement implementation.
  • June 12, 2017

    In Belgrade, in the period from June 7-9 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Federal Republic of Germany have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security, in the field of health insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation in the field of health insurance have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements have been reached for the purpose of its efficient implementation.
  • June 12, 2017

    In Belgrade, on June 29, and in Vranje on June 30 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and the Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Macedonia will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Macedonia on social insurance.

    Poster, Belgrade
    Poster, Vranje
  • May 15, 2017

    In Athens, on May 9-11 of 2017, negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Greece took place, at which the text of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Greece on social insurance and the text of the Administrative Arrangement for its implementation have been determined and initialed.
  • April 28, 2017

    On May 16 and 17 of 2017, in Tuzla, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia, and Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Republika Srpska and Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia anda Herzegovina on social insurance.

    Poster, Tuzla
  • April 24, 2017

    In Zagreb, on May 9, and in Osijek on May 10 of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia in the field of pension and invalidity insurance, at which experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance of Serbia and Croatian Pension Insurance Institute will be advising persons interested in the realization of their rights in connection to the application of the Agreement between Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Croatia on social insurance.

    Poster, Zagreb
    Poster, Osijek
  • April 10, 2017

    In Quebec, on April 3-7 of 2017, a second round of negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and Quebec took place, with the goal to determine the text of the Agreement between the two countries on social security.
  • 3 April 2017

    In Belgrade, on March 30 and 31 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Bulgaria have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Bulgaria on Social Security, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance and unemployment insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation in the field of pension and invalidity insurance and unemployment insurance have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements in regards to the procedures in concrete cases have been reached for the purpose of efficient Agreement implementation.
  • 27 March 2017

    In Belgrade, on March 23 and 24 of 2017, talks between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Republic of Slovenia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia on Social Insurance, in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. Problems and open questions arising in the process of Agreement implementation have been reviewed at talks and certain arrangements in regards to the implementation procedures have been reached for the purpose of efficient Agreement implementation.
  • March 20, 2017

    In Kragujevac on April 4th and in Belgrade on April 5th of 2017, International Counceling Days will be held between the insurance institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria in the field of pension and invalidity insurance. During these days the experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Serbia and the Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria (Pensionsversicherungsanstalt - PVA) will be advising interested persons on the realization of their rights in the field of pension insurance in connection with the application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria on Social Security.

    Poster, Kragujevac
    Poster, Belgrade
  • March 14, 2017

    On March 22-23 of 2017, in Hamburg, International Counceling Days will be held between the pension and disability institutions of Republic of Serbia and Federal Republic of Germany. On these days experts from the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of Serbia and the German Pension and Disability Insurance - Deutsche Rentenversicherung will be advising persons about their rights, regarding to the application of the Agreement between Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and Federal Republic of Germany on social security.

    Poster, Hamburg
  • March 1, 2017

    In Belgrade, on February 27 and 28 of 2017, negotiations between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and French Republic took place with the goal to determine the text of the Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement between the two countries on social security. In parallel with the negotiations, there was a meeting of the Joint Commission at which two sides harmonized mutual debts and claims arising from the calculation of healthcare costs and agreed on the dynamics of settlement of mutual obligations.
  • 26 January 2017

    On 26 January 2017, Austrian Ambassador in Belgrade, dr Johannes Eigner, organized within the premises of the Embassy the handing of the Golden Medal of the Republic of Austria to Mr. Miloš Nikač, longtime аssistant director of the Institute for Social Insurance, retired.
    This extremely valuable recognition of the President of the Republic of Austria was awarded on the initiative of the Austrian Institute for Pension Insurance (Pensionsversicherungsanstalt - PVA), for the long-time contribution to the promotion of cooperation in the field of Social Security between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria.
    His rich professional career Mr. Nikač started in February 1977 in the Association of Communities of Retirement and Disability Insurance of Yugoslavia, respectively Health Insurance and Health Care of Yugoslavia, upon which he continued working at the Institute for Social Insurance until September 11 of 2016, when he retired.
 
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