Initiation of the compensation for loss of earnings digitalisation programme

Federal Social Insurance Office

Key facts

Every year, over 200,000 people perform military, civilian or civil defence service, or take part in leadership courses for “Youth+Sports” or for young marksmen. They receive compensation payments for loss of earnings (EO), which total more than CHF 700 million per year. In addition to the EO recipients, their employers, the service organisations, the Central Compensation Office (CCO) and the compensation funds are involved in the payment process. The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) is implementing the “EO digitalisation” programme to digitalise this process. It is expected to be implemented by 2025 and bring annual savings of around CHF 6 million.