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Supplementary benefits

The supplementary OASI and DI benefits help people whose pensions and other income do not cover the minimum living expenses. They are a legal entitlement and not a form of social service or social welfare.

How high is your entitlement to supplementary benefits?

The online calculator provides information (in German).

Who is entitled to supplementary benefits?

  • Supplementary benefits are paid to
  • Persons entitled to an OASI or DI pension
  • Persons entitled to a DI dailycash benefit, which is paid for at least 6 months
  • Persons entitled to an OASI or DI disablement allowance
  • Persons who do not receive an OASI or DI pension because they haven't met the minimum contribution duration requirements.
  • Only persons who live and normally reside in Switzerland are entitled.

Application

The application is to be submitted to the cantonal compensation office of your canton of residence or to the OASI branch office of your community of residence (exceptions: Basel-Stadt, Geneva and Zurich).