The Scope of Social Security
- The social security statistics are compiled by the statistics Bureau, Directorate General
of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), Executive Yuan, in conformity to the
ILO standards (First Inquiry, 2005), on the basis of benefits given in the annual account
settlements of all social security systems.
The social security statistics on benefits and finances are compiled according to the
following scopes and conditions.
(a) The scope encompasses all interventions from public bodies intended to relieve
households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs,
provided that these is neither a simultaneous reciprocal nor an individual
arrangement involved. The list of risks or needs are (1) old age, (2) disability, (3)
survivors, (4) sickness and health, (5) unemployment, (6) employment injury and
occupation disease, (7) Family/Children, (8) maternity, (9) housing, (10) basic
education, (11) other income support and assistance (n.e.c.)/social exclusion.
(b) The system must be established by a law to provide specific benefits, and require
public, semi-public or independent organizations to assume responsibility for it.
(c) It must be managed by a public, semi-public or an independent organization
established by a law. Otherwise, it must be private organization entrusted by a law
to execute their duties.
- Voluntary private enterprise social benefits and the social relief provided by non-profit
organizations such as Tzu Chi Foundation, Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, and
others are not included in the statistics.