Jordan/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.4 Social security frameworks

Generally, cultural practitioners’ social security status depends on the field they are working in and the government bodies they are represented by. At the moment, only the Artist Syndicate, which represents artists working in the performing arts, theatre, film, dance and their related sectors, offers its members social security. Otherwise, all other practitioners working independently need to allocate their social security directly.

Article 8
The Jordanian labourer who works for an employer or is self-employed, whether residing inside the Kingdom or abroad, or the Jordanian insured person who are outside of the provisions of this law shall have the right to continue voluntarily to be covered under insurance against old age, disability and death, provided that he/she shall pay in full the contributions due from the employer and the insured, in accordance with the regulations decided by the Board.


Chapter published: 04-05-2016


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