Supplementary benefits provided by the canton of Vaud for families and bridge pensions are intended to provide financial assistance on the one hand, to families unable to support themselves; and on the other, to persons who lose their entitlement to unemployment benefits two years prior to their entitlement to an AVS pension.
These benefits are applicable only if you work in the canton of Vaud. Contributions are collected by our Compensation Fund while the benefits are paid out by the Compensation Fund Office of the canton of Vaud.
Supplementary benefits for families consist of: an annual additional benefit for families (paid monthly); the reimbursement of justified care costs; and the reimbursement of medical expenses recognised by the federal law governing AVS/AI supplementary benefits. To be entitled to these benefits, you must fulfil the following conditions:
If you no longer qualify for unemployment benefits, the supplementary bridge-pension benefits will enable you to reach AVS retirement age without having to resort to social aid or early retirement. They consist of annual cash benefits and reimbursement of justified medical expenses. To be entitled, you must fulfil the following conditions:
You are not entitled to these benefits if you take early AVS and LPP retirement pensions and claim PC AVS benefits.
For supplementary benefits for families and bridge pensions, the contribution rate for companies is 0.12% of salaries subject to AVS contributions (0.06% paid by employers and 0.06% by employees). For self-employed persons, there is a 0.06% flat-rate contribution levied on relevant income (income subject to AVS).
Please contact the Caisse cantonale vaudoise de compensation (Compensation Fund of the Canton of Vaud)
Rue du Lace 37, 1815 Clarens
Tel. : +41 21 964 12 11