Kasa Rolniczego Ubezpieczenia Społecznego
Farmers’ social insurance was regulated by the Act of December 20, 1990
(i.e. Journal of Laws of 2019, item 299)
The implementation of tasks arising from the Act was entrusted to a separate institution – the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund, obliging it to carry out tasks separated from the universal system, including servicing farmers in matters relating to the coverage of farmers’ social insurance and payment of insurance premiums, the granting and payment of cash benefits from pension, accident, sickness and maternity insurance, conducting preventive activities for the promotion of the principles of occupational safety on farms and eliminating threats in the place of work and life of farmers, conducting voluntary, free medical rehabilitation for persons entitled to KRUS benefits, threatened with incapacity for work, or permanently or temporarily completely unable to work on a farm. Since 1997, KRUS has been operating a separate two-instance system of medical certification in connection with determining the right of insured persons at KRUS to benefits depending on the inability to work on a farm or medical assessment of health. On the day of Poland’s accession to the EU, the Credit Union carries out tasks related to the coordination of social security in the countries of the European Union.