The social security laws applicable to employed persons stipulate that a distinction must be made between employed and self-employed persons. As an office which implements legislation, the compensation office must put self-employed persons in one of the two categories, i.e. determine their status under social security law.
Persons deemed to be self-employed must
- work under their own name and on their own account
- be in an independent position and bear their own financial risk
Questionnaire to determine the status under social security legislation of employed persons (form in German)
Leaflet 2.02 - Self-employed contributions to Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (OASI), Disability Insurance (DI) and Income Compensation Insurance (IC)