As of 1 January 2013 the maximum monthly base for calculating social security and health insurance contributions has increased to BGN 2,200 (from 2,000 in 2012).

There is also an increase in the minimum monthly bases for the different economic activities and professional groups.

The changes were made as part of the Act on the Budget of the State Social Security for 2013 promulgated in State Gazette No 99 of 14 December 2012.

Some categories of people are also facing rule changes for calculating their period of insurance, pension, retirement age and eligibility conditions.

Law: Act on the Budget of the State Social Security