Definition: Supplementary scheme
Supplementary schemes are social protection schemes that:
- top up cash benefits granted by the basic scheme, or;
- extend the coverage of the basic scheme, or;
- replace the basic scheme where conditions for entitlement to the basic scheme are not fulfilled.
This definition is identical in versions 1996, 2008 and 2011 of the Manual
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual - The European System of integrated Social Protection Statistics", 2011 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2011