The National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-employed (NISSE) protects the self-employed entrepreneurs' social status – from the establishment of their company to their pension – in order to contribute to their social and economic well-being.

What are your rights?

If you pay your contributions and are insured, we can help you with:

  • Pension
  • Illness / Accident
  • Bankruptcy

Legal obligations of the self-employed

  • Join a social security fund
  • Social contributions
  • Join a health insurance fund
  • Report changes in your personal or professional situation

Legal obligations of companies

  • Join a social security fund
  • Company contribution
  • Special contribution to the supplementary pension


Important message: the increased use of teleworking due to the coronavirus will not be taken into account for the determination of the applicable social security legislation.
This period will be neutralised, as of 13th of March 2020. The planned end date of this measure is June 30, 2022, but this date can be revised in function of the corona measures.


Questions about your pension?

Call the free number 1765.
Every working day from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00 (16.00 on Fridays).

From abroad: +32 78 15 1765 

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