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About KRUS

A breakthrough in the development of farmers’ social insurance took place after the adoption of the, which entered into force on 1 January 1991. The Act of 20 December 1990 on social insurance for farmers introduced modern solutions that brought this system for farmers closer to similar insurance systems in many European countries, such as Austria, France or Germany. 

Service of social insurance for farmers was entrusted to a separate institution established by law – the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), which took over tasks in this field from 2 500 offices, municipalities and 54 branches of the Social Insurance Institution. 

As part of the coordination of social security systems, the Fund performs the tasks of competent institutions and acts as a  liaison institution, closely cooperating with public administration authorities in Poland and with institutions of other EU/EFTA Member States and countries with which Poland has concluded bilateral agreements on social security. 

Currently, the Fund is one of the national institutions of government administration, servicing the social security system for farmers and their families and performing other commissioned tasks financed from the state budget for the agricultural population – in the field of social policy, health protection and in other areas.

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Reports and publications

Entitlement to agricultural pension including foreign social insurance period (polski, Deutsch, українська)