Financial support

Swiss Abroad can only claim social welfare after returning to Switzerland once they have fulfilled the requirements.

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E.O. Kilcher Fund

The E.O. Kilcher Fund, which is linked to the Foundation for Swiss Abroad, in principle pursues three different aims. For each of these, a separate fund is available and the requirements to claim from these funds are different.

You can find more information in the Kilcher Fund leaflet [Merkblatt Kilcher Fonds PDF fehlt]

To apply for assistance form this fund, you must submit an application. This application is reviewed by the responsible parties. There is no legal claim to assistance.

In all cases, applications can be submitted to the Legal Department of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity.

You can obtain more information via telephone by calling +41 31 356 61 00.