International relations

In 2010 the CSSA dealt with a total of 209,010 submissions dealing with social security in relation to EU countries, countries of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. There was a 0.1% increase in these actions from 2009 to 2010. Of the total number of submissions, 74,608 were applications and 116,128 enquiries. On average, CSSA employees processed 17,418 submissions with an international element a month.

Most of the enquiries concerned pension matters and most of the submitted applications were for a determination of the applicable legislation.