Informations and abstract
Keywords: aggregation of different periods of insurance; social protection; benefits
The principle of aggregation of periods of insurance completed in different schemes for entitlement to, and calculus of, benefits, has been introduced in our legal system in 1997 (d.lgs. n. 184/1997), only with regard to benefits calculated by reference to contribution periods. Eight years ago the principle has been extended also to earnings-related pensions (art. 71, l. n. 388/2000); anyway, this extension has been rather problematic (see l. n. 243/2004 and d.lgs. n. 42/2006), and seems to be not still concluded (see l. n. 247/2007). Although the last innovations aim at the extension of that principle, the regulation in force still reflects, on the whole, the constant tension between the need to increase the social protection of workers and the opposite need to reduce social expenses, also through the reduction of costs deriving from the utilization of aggregation.