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

Homeworking in the EU

The increased use of homeworking due to the coronavirus is not taken into account when determining the applicable social security law in the European Union. This period was neutralised from 13 March 2020 up to and including 30 June 2022.
From 1st July, there will be an exceptional transition period with the same effect.  The initial end date of December 31, 2022 has been extended to June 30, 2023. It only applies to self-employed workers who work from home in their state of residence for their client based in another EU Member state. This transition period applies to both existing and new homework activities. There are no specific formalities required.


Questions about your pension?

Call the free number 1765.
Every working day from 8.30 to 12.00.

From abroad: +32 78 15 1765 

General questions?

Call the free number 0800 12 018.
Every working day from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00 (16.00 on Fridays).

From abroad: +32 2 546 42 11.


Looking for a social security fund?

National Fund

The National Fund is the social security fund of the NISSE.