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  • 1949: On August 12th 1949, the year following the establishment of the Korean government, the State Public Officials Act was promulgated, providing the basis for institutionalizing pension and accident compensation for civil servants.

    However, relevant laws were not legislated due to circumstances at the time, such as the Korean War.

    Article 27. Civil servants who retire after a certain period of faithful duty, or retire or die of injury or disease from official duty are provided pensions according to law.
  • 1960: The Public Officials Pension Act was legislated as a basis for long-term provision of five payments, including retirement pension, lump sum payment for retirement, condolence money, lump sum payment for survivors and disability pension.

    Payment is provided in limited cases of insurance accidents, and sporadic clauses are introduced in laws regarding civil servants' personnel management for a limited number of other insurance accidents.

  • 1962: On August 31st 1962, the Public Officials Pension Act was wholly amended.
    • The scope of the Act was expanded into a general act governing the social security system for all civil servants, clearly making it a basic institution promoting civil servants' welfare.
    • Five short-term payments, namely allowances for medical care, child delivery payments, invalidity, child delivery and funerals, were added to the existing five long-term payments.
  • 1983: The Public Officials Pension Act was wholly amended the civil servants pension system and accident compensation system.
  • 2018: Civil servants' accident compensation was uncoupled from the civil servants Pension Act and the Public Officials' Accident Compensation Act was legislated.