Health insurance

State invalidity insurance

Who does state invalidity insurance help?

The abbreviation IV stands for Invalidenversicherung (invalidity insurance). In addition to AHV it is another important form of social insurance in Switzerland. A person qualifies for invalidity insurance if he or she is no longer able to work permanently or for an extended period (at least one year) due to a physical or mental health problem.


The primary role of IV is to reintegrate the person concerned into employment, for which a series of inclusion measures exist. IV only pays the insured person a pension when these are unsuccessful.



  • Sozialversicherungsanstalt des Kantons Graubünden

    Social Insurance Institution of the Canton of GrisonsOttostrasse 247000 Chur081 257 41