Social Security in Argentina

Information on the social security system in Argentina with details on the welfare benefits available...

All employers and most employees are required to contribute to social security and pension funds. Exceptions include foreign employees who fall into specific categories, such as certain research scientists.

Argentina also has social security agreements with a number of countries. Workers coming from these countries are exempted from social security payments to the Argentine retirement and pensions fund if in their respective countries they are covered by comparable systems. These countries are: Brazil, Chile, Greece, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay.

  • For more information about social security agreements: Click here (in Spanish)
  • For information about the percentage of mandatory contributions: Click here (in Spanish)

The welfare system in Argentina provides public medical care, public education and other benefits such as public transport subsidies and unemployment support, to both residents and foreigners. Benefits are administered centrally by the National Social Security Administration (Administración Nacional de Seguridad Social - ANSES).