22.03.2024 - New statistical information

Means-tested social benefits for poverty reduction: Finance statistics 2022 and inventory 2023

In 2022, the public administrations paid CHF 8.6 billion in means-tested social benefits for poverty reduction, a decline of CHF 207 million (-2.4%) compared with 2021. Means-tested benefits are social benefits that can only be granted if persons can prove that they meet an economic need. In total, around 800 000 people, or 9.2% of the permanent resident population, received such a benefit.

Theme Social security

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