Grant recipients’ pension insurance
Improvement of pension and social security for artists receiving grants.
Since 2009, grants awarded for artistic or scientific work have been insured by the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution under the Farmers’ Pensions Act.
The insured at working age are covered by sickness allowance and occupational accident insurance that is automatically included in the pension insurance. Both private and public grants and scholarships are covered by this insurance. There are approximately 3,400 monthly insured recipients.
In 2015, the legislation was amended so that in future it will be possible to interrupt pension insurance on grants because of paid work.
This has been possible with state awarded artistic grants since the beginning of 2016.
Artists' social security and pension cover improves.
No experience yet as this is a new measure.