Income compensation

The system of compensation for loss of earnings (EO) compensates persons who are in military, civil or civil protection services for part of their loss of earnings. Persons in service are compensated for 80% of their wages before joining the service (maximum CHF 196 per day). The system of compensation for loss of earnings also pays maternity benefits.


The EO contributions are collected by the compensation funds together with those for the AHV/IV. The contributions amount to 0.5% of a person's determinant income. Contributions are paid in equal parts by employers and employees.

Statistical data

The main data on financing and EO recipients can be found at the Federal Social Insurance Office. Detailed results can be accessed in the form of detailed data.

Further information

Information on the payment formalities as well as current news can be found on the website of the cantonal compensation fund.

Further information



Federal Statistical Office Section Income, Consumption and Living Conditions
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
+41 58 463 64 21



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