aw No. 7 / 04, 15 October approved the Law on Social Protection and entered into force in January 2004 and is applicable to the resident population that has no means of subsistence or who, having, they are tiny , and can not take on the whole, their protection, including families, women, children and youth, elderly, disabled or unemployed, who are in situations of acute poverty, exclusion, marginalization and risk of life or dependent of others.
This social protection is embodied in the award, upon examining the situation in question and depending on the group in question, the provision of risk, social support and solidarity. This law regulates, so the legal regime applicable to compulsory social benefits as well as the arrangements for additional social benefits, both for the workers on behalf of others, both for own-account workers. It should be noted also that the Act lists the types of financing social protection.
Sustainable economic development of any organized community must be closely combined with social development, stimulating for all members. During the validity of Law No. 18/90 of 27 October, gathered experiences, ideas have matured and new challenges have emerged that recommend that the current social security system is perfected in all its aspects.
On the other hand, the reality of the country requires the urgent establishment of a social protection policy to assist the redistribution of income in order to help eliminate precariousness and reduce the negative social consequences, caused by long years of war, unjust and appalling at the same time helping to generate new incentives for development. As laid down in point b) of Article 88 of the Constitutional Law, the National Assembly approves as follow: