What is the fund for loss of earned income for service assignments?
If you have completed a service assignment, for example military service, you are entitled to compensation for loss of earned income.
When are you entitled to the compensation?
The following service assignments are compensated:
Military and/or Swiss army (incl. Red Cross service)
National and cantonal “Youth and Sport” leadership training courses
Junior Marksman leadership courses
Application for compensation for loss of earned income for service assignments
Your accounting officer at the armed forces, civil defence or civilian service will send you an EO application for the days of service for each period of service.
It is important that you include all the pages and send them to us.
Fill in all the details of your personal situation and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coople will then confirm the salary and will forward the document to our compensation fund GastroSocial.
Our compensation office calculates the amount you are entitled to and pays it to you directly.
If you are in vocational training
If you have been gainfully employed for at least four weeks or 20 working days or 160 working hours in the 12 months prior to your enrolment, you are considered to be gainfully employed. This may lead to a higher compensation than for non-employed persons.
If you have several employers
Forward the form to your current employer.
Also, ask for a salary statement from the other employers.
Send the original EO application including all salary statements to the compensation office of an employer.
The entitlement to compensation for loss of earned income expires 5 years after the end of the service or your “Youth and Sport” leadership course.
Are you unemployed or working reduced hours?
If you are unemployed or working reduced hours, you will be paid according to the income of your last job. If the fund for loss of earned income pays less than the unemployment insurance, you can claim the difference from your unemployment insurance fund. Recruit schools and grade change services are excluded from this option.
How much is the compensation and what does it consist of?
The total compensation consists of the basic compensation and, if applicable, child allowances.
For employed persons, the basic allowance is 80 percent of the average income before the service assignments, plus child allowances. For employed persons, the total compensation may not exceed the average income from gainful employment before the service assignments, but in any case, not more than CHF 220 per day.
When is the compensation for loss of earned income paid out?
If your assignment lasts less than one month, the EO compensation is usually paid after the end of the service; for longer assignments, after ten days and then monthly.
What can you do if the EO application is lost?
No compensation will be paid without an EO application. If an application form is lost, the responsible compensation office will issue a replacement form. Please send the original service booklet by post to our compensation fund GastroSocial and also write an e-mail to email@example.com and explain what you need.
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