The Tunisian National Social Security Fund ( Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale CNSS ) is a public establishment endowed with civil personality status and financial autonomy. The Fund is managed by a board of governors consisting of a General Manager and eleven administrators representing the Central Administration and the Trade Union, Employers' and Labour Organisations. The National Social Security Fund (CNSS) is organised into:
The Fund manages a number of social security schemes for the benefit of the national insurance contributors from the private sector. It counts (as of the year 2008) a body of 2 024 671active social insurance contributors distributed as per scheme as follows:
In addition, the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) manages the services provided under the social security bilateral agreements signed with thirteen countries.
As regards the employers, their number (as of the year 2008) counted 151462 contributors, distributed as per scheme as follows:
The Fund also provides social security for the students enrolled in public and private university institutions. The social insurance contributors and their entitled dependants benefit, according to the schemes, from the social services outlined under the following sections:
1 - The family services which comprise:
The family allowances (child benefit); the supplement for a single wage; maternity allowances; and allowance for young worker's holiday.
2 - The social insurance benefits which comprise:
3 - old-age pensions, invalidity pensions,
and survivors' pensions
4 - Other services:
The Fund also grants loans (for housing, for car purchase, personal loans, and university loans).
The mission of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) also extends to participation in the national development endeavour and in the national effort to combat poverty, and this mainly through:
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