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Decree Law No. 4/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 5/2021, Series I of 2021-01-08
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 4/2021
  • Pages: 3 - 6

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law extends the universe of beneficiaries of the Institute for Protection and Assistance in Sickness (ADSE) to the holders of individual employment contracts who perform functions in public legal entities.

What is going to change?

Workers with an individual contract of employment for an indefinite period of time or with a fixed term who work in public legal entities may register as beneficiaries of the ADSE.

Registration with ADSE will become automatic for new permanent employment relationships and upon application for new fixed-term employment relationships.

The pension and retirement pensions of the entitled beneficiaries, when their amount is higher than 635€, are subject to a discount of 3.50%.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law allows equal access to ADSE for all those who work for public legal entities, with no industrial or commercial character, regardless of the nature of the employment relationship (e.g. workers in hospitals in the form of a corporate public entity).

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law entered into force on 9 January 2021.

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