SOCIAL SECURITY CODE

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SOCIAL SECURITY CODE

All the various individual legal provisions on social security and state social security benefits have not yet been codified into a single consistent collection; so far the first four Books exist. Social Security Code (SGB) I contains regulations on the functions of the Code, the individual benefits and institutions and general provisions of the Code as a whole. SGB IV contains general provisions on social security, SGB V contains the provisions on statutory health insurance and SGB X regulates the corresponding administrative procedure, the protection of social security data, and co-operation between the social-security benefit institutions and their relations towards third parties. Under the Pension Reform Act (Rentenreformgesetz) of 1989, the regulations of the Reich Insurance Code (Reichsversicherungsordnung) on the statutory pension scheme were transformed into SGB VI as from January 1, 1992.

Other important legislation in the field of social security law includes the Reich Insurance Code on accident insurance , the White-Collar Workers' Insurance Act (Angestelltenversicherungsgesetz) and Federal Social Assistance Act (Bundessozialhilfegesetz), and the Employment Promotion Act (Arbeitsförderungsgesetz).


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