Granting of subsidies to private disability organisations

Federal Social Insurance Office

Key facts

Disability insurance (IV) is a compulsory social insurance scheme designed to combat the consequences of disability. In addition to insurance benefits, IV pays subsidies to disability organisations. This is based on Article 74 and Article 75 of the Federal Act on Invalidity Insurance. The services covered by these subsidies range from advice to the production of specialist information and courses. Some fifty organisations share just over CHF 155 million per year. Most of them delegate the provision of services to hundreds of sub-contractors. The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) is responsible for implementing this subsidy.