{Study} EU video on working abroad: Social security for frontier workers

Work well, plant 500 trees! We make the Working World more Human and Ecological, so we donate Revenue for Certified Reforestation. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder .de® with an unique Book Concept, on-demand eCourses and News Service we share 15 years of Experience with our Customers (Samsung, Otto, State Institutions). By the Top 20-Blogger Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .
Copyright: Pictures from the creator of the video.

Increasing mobility of work - that means there are more and more frontier workers. Fiscal, at least with countries with which a double taxation agreement exists, no problem. But what about social security? There is also a comprehensive information offer of the European Commission - including infographic video.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

More knowledge - PDF download, eCourses or personal advice

Here writes for you:

Simone Janson Simone JansonSimone Janson is publisher, German Top20 blogger and Consultant for HR communication.


Important NOTE

This entry contains content and information that may be out of date, eg due to legal or statistical changes. Because it can still be helpful to get an overview of the topic, you can still find it here.

To the background


The European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) has just launched an on-line advertising campaign centered around the rights of cross-border workers in the field of social security - to which this video belongs.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

But what exactly does the general direction do? Well, she provides information on European social security coordination legislation. Because in the EU, uniform rules apply to the protection of your social security rights if you are within Europe (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

When are the regulations?


However, European legislation on the coordination of social security does not replace national systems. Each country can freely decide who is to be insured under its national legislation and which benefits are granted on what conditions. These rules apply in particular to:

  • Nationals of the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland who are or have been insured in one of these countries, as well as their family members,
  • Stateless persons or refugees domiciled in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland who are or have been insured in one of these countries, as well as their family members,
  • Nationals of non-EU countries legally residing in the EU and moving from one country to another, and their family members.

The basic principles of social insurance in Europe


  1. They are always subject to the legislation of a single country at any one time and therefore pay contributions only in one country. The legal regulations govern you will be decided by the social security authorities. There is no choice for you here.
  2. You have the same rights and obligations as the nationals of the country in which you are insured. This is also referred to as the principle of equal treatment or non-discrimination.
  3. If you claim a benefit, your previous periods of insurance, employment or residence in other countries may be taken into account.
  4. If you are eligible for cash benefits in one country, you can generally receive them even if you live in another country. This is called the principle of exportability.

More knowledge - PDF download, eCourses or personal advice


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save).

3,99 Book now

Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

19,99 Book now

Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

179,99 Book now

occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow
  1. firm-job

    Return to Germany: What gross income for my family: Hello, I am the Jürg and I have the ... - Exciting contributionHX8OZsjiqv

  2. Jürg

    Hello, I am the Jürg and lost the overview in Germany. I am a senior engineer and emigrated as a single from Germany after studying 12 years ago.

    I lived in Switzerland and then in China. Now I live in Hong Kong since 3 years and have two toddlers. A child will be trained next year.

    I have been offered a job in Frankfurt for 120 000 Euro. In HK we have 20% less but still more because of the low tax load in Hong Kong (15%). It is therefore sufficient for 107m2, two household aids to each 50% (hourly winnings about 3 Euro), 1 small car, 1 sports boat, 2 holidays a year and good health insurance. My wife does not work, has enough to do with the children and does not want to do that either. We have a savings rate of 20%.

    Question 1: Do you really need a private elementary school in Germany ?, the quality of the schools should be massively worse in RheinMain?
    Question 2: A private health insurance should be a MUST? the normal health insurance is not enough?
    Question 3: The tax burden I could determine on the Internet for me. But what about the social security deduction for 120 000 Euro a year (sole earner with 2 children)? could not find exact clues here.
    Question 4: What does a cleaning worker per hour now legally in the Rhine-Main?

    Thanks for any information thank you



  3. Simone Janson

    Hello Jürg,
    thank you for your question. What private vs. As far as state benefits are concerned, this is certainly above all a question of personal views as well, which services one absolutely needs. That can not be answered so flatly. However, it is true that state benefits are being scaled back more and more and you have to make more and more co-payments yourself - for example, in the dental health.
    The German school system is, in my opinion, fundamentally critical and also depends on technical training. Of course I do not know what it looks like in Hong Kong.

    In the question of social insurance, I am unfortunately not allowed to give legal advice in individual cases, but I would go to the counseling centers of the http://www.deutsche-rentenversicherung.de or to a professional association or union, which presumably also no non-members to advise.
    As far as budgetary help is concerned: From 10-12 Euro the hour you can count on. There are services like https://www.helpling.de, where you can do further research.

    Maybe there are other returnees who can post your experiences.

    ME it will end up not to the 20% more, but to the question, if you want back. Just tell me how you chose and why - this can help others in similar situations.

    Good luck


    Return to Germany: What gross income for my family via BERUFEBILDER - Exciting contributionyNw8gDC4yG

  5. Thomas Eggert

    Return to Germany: What gross income for my family via BERUFEBILDER - Exciting contributionGVCBmE19zh

  6. Competencepartner

    Return to Germany: What gross income for my family: Hello, I'm Jürg ... - Exciting contributionlLz1WRA7vC #Create #Production

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.