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Old 28.05.2007, 22:26
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Re: AHV related- Hinweis für verheiratete Personen (Hint for married person)

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From what I understand of what it says, if you have a partner that is working and one that is not, the one that is working has to pay at least double the minimum amount for the year to cover both partners. This is the part I am not very certain about as it is in legal German, and even though German is my mother tongue I have a really hard time with legal stuff. If I understood it correctly than it says that if yous salary is at least 8,812 (gross) if you are employed than you automatically payed enough to cover your partner as well (if they do not pay at all). The part that makes me very uncertain is that I read it as saying that the 8,812 if for the entire year, but I guess that this would be well below the poverty line, but if you are right about the minimum amount needed a year (which I cannot recall) the math might work out after all.

I would say that in the scenario you described as your wife is already paying the minimum, as long as you also pay the minimum than you are all set. They are really more concerned with the case where one partner is not employed at all, and thus does not pay anything at all.
You have this more or less correct. Although German is not my mother tongue, legal German comes rather easy...

What they are saying is that if you are married, then...

If your wife is working ignore - as she will pay the contribution herself.
If your wife is not working then you need to be paying double the minimum in order to later claim a pension as a married couple and not a single person ie indeed SFr. 900 per year.

If you do not pay for your wife then you will receive a single persons pension and she will not be covered...
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