Material scope of coordination rules

The Regulation applies to all legislation relating to the following areas of social security:

  • sickness benefits (e.g. sickness cash benefits and healthcare benefits in kind);
  • maternity and equivalent paternity benefits (e.g. maternity benefit);
  • invalidity benefits (e.g. disability pensions);
  • retirement benefits (e.g. retirement pensions);
  • survivor’s benefits (e.g. widow’s, widower’s and orphan’s pensions);
  • benefits in respect of work-related injuries and occupational diseases;
  • death grants (funeral grants);
  • unemployment benefits;
  • pre-retirement benefits (this is not the same as an early pension);
  • family benefits (e.g. child and parental benefits).

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