Basic social assistance for conscripts
Before applying for basic social assistance, find out if you are entitled to a conscript’s allowance. It is the primary benefit for persons performing conscript or alternative civilian service.
The basic, additional and special amounts of the conscript's allowance cover the same amount of expenses as basic social assistance as well as a share of other basic expenses. You are also paid a daily allowance and have the right, among other things, to free transportation to and from your duty site, to go on leave, or to visit a healthcare provider.
You are not eligible for the basic amount of basic social assistance because you get free lodging, food and clothes at your place of service. Also during leaves, you have the option of staying back at your place of service in order to get free food and lodging.
However, you may be able to get basic social assistance towards some other basic expenditures (such as home insurance payments), which the conscript’s allowance does not cover.