AHV/IV pensions paid out abroad

Central Compensation Office

Key facts

The Central Compensation Office (CCO) is the Confederation’s implementing body for first-pillar social security. Its supervisory authority is the Federal Social Insurance Office. The CCO is responsible for paying out old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV) and disability insurance pensions to people living abroad: nearly one million pensioners and more than CHF 7 billion a year (17% of the total AHV and disability insurance pensions paid out in Switzerland).