Minimum Subsistence Level

The minimum subsistence level is an essential factor for providing support within the social security system of the Slovak Republic. Act No. 601/2003 Coll. on minimum subsistence level and on amendment of certain acts as amended, defines the minimum subsistence level as a socially recognized minimum income threshold of a natural person. If the ones income is lower than this threshold, the situation is classified as material need.

The minimum subsistence level for a natural person or natural persons whose income is assessed jointly, is considered:

These amounts are adjusted as of July 1 of the current calendar year. Adjusted amounts of the minimum subsistence level are determined annually by the provision of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family and the full wording is usually published in the Journal of Laws.

Inclusion of incomes

To determine the income of a natural person for purposes of determining the minimum subsistence level the following are included:

The following are not considered incomes for the purpose of determining  the amount of the subsistence minimum: