FAZ – Family Allowances


The new Federal Act on Family Allowances (FamZG) contains minimum provisions that must be followed by the cantons. Family allowances are paid out through the family compensation funds (FAK). GastroSocial manages the family compensation funds for the cantonal sections of GastroSuisse.


The family allowance is meant to partially compensate parents for the costs incurred for their children. The term «family allowance» comprises the following allowances:

*The cantons can determine these allowances on a voluntary basis.

More information

Details on family allowances can be found here as well as in our Guidelines.