Disability insurance

Like the AHV and health insurance, the Swiss disability insurance (IV) is a nationwide, compulsory insurance. Its aim is to ensure that the basic living costs of insured persons are covered in the event of disability by means of rehabilitation measures or cash benefits.


The IV is financed by social insurance contributions and public funding, specially from the federal government.

Statistical data

The main data on financing and IV recipients can be found at the Federal Social Insurance Office. The findings of the IV statistics can be accessed in the form of detailed data.

Further information


Statistical sources and concepts


Federal Statistical Office Section Social Analyses
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel



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