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Tasks

The tasks of the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund are carried out on the basis of the provisions of the Act of 20 December 1990 on social insurance for farmers (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 266, as amended).

  1. Service of the insured and beneficiaries in matters relating to the coverage of farmers’ social insurance, the calculation and collection of insurance contributions, and the granting and payment of benefits.
  2. Activities for the prevention of accidents at work in agriculture and occupational diseases by: 
    - analyzing the causes of these accidents and diseases; 
    - conducting free and voluntary training courses for the insured in the field of health and life protection on a farm, disseminating knowledge about the     risks of accidents at work in agriculture and agricultural occupational diseases, as well as drafting procedures in the event of an accident during   agricultural work; 
    - ensuring the proper production and distribution of safe products used in agriculture, as well as protective equipment and clothing for farmers;
    - defining a principles of health and life protection on a farm 
    - setting recommendations regarding farm equipment, the safety of the workers and their related agricultural activity, which have been established     in order to prevent accidents at work and agricultural occupational diseases. 
  3. Helping insured persons and persons entitled to insurance benefits who show complete incapacity for work on a farm, but with hope of recovery as a result of treatment and rehabilitation, or those who may have a total inability to work on a farm.
  4. On the basis of separate regulations, the Fund also performs the tasks commissioned in the field of health insurance – on the basis of the Act of 27 August 2004 on health care services financed from public funds (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 1285, as amended) – i.e. keeping settlements for health insurance contributions of retirees and pensioners, farmers and household members and their helpers, keeping records of contributions on the accounts of the insured and providing information about the insured and health insurance contributions paid for them, as well as providing information on the family members of those eligible for health insurance.
  5. Collecting income tax advances on retirement and disability pensions paid after the end of the tax year, calculating income tax or preparing information on income obtained from retirement or disability pensions.
  6. Performing tasks related to the implementation of the provisions of Community Regulations regarding the coordination of social security systems for EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, as well as those arising from bilateral social security agreements concluded with Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Korea, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Mongolia, the Republic of Turkey, the State of Israel and the United States of America, as well as under the agreement with the government of Quebec.
  7. Supporting the Agricultural Social Insurance Council.
  8. In implenting statutory tasks, the Fund cooperates with the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS).