Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych

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Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych (Social Insurance Institution, abbreviation ZUS) is a Polish state organization responsible for social insurance matters, operating since 1934. ZUS is supervised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. ZUS carries out the following tasks:[1]

  • establishing the entitlement to social insurance benefits,
  • paying-out of social insurance benefits,
  • assessment and collection of social insurance and health insurance contributions and contributions to the Labour Fund and the Fund of Guaranteed Employee Benefits,
  • maintaining individual accounts of the insured and accounts of contribution payers.

ZUS is organized into field organizational units which includes: branches, inspectorates and field offices. The national network of ZUS organizational units includes 325 units, of which 43 branch offices, 216 inspectorates and 66 local offices.

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