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The Institute

The Azores social security Institute (Instituto da Segurança Social dos Açores), known for short as ISSA, IPRA was created in 2013 by Regional Legislative Decree number 14/2013/A.


ISSA, IPRA is a public institute endowed with administrative, financial and patrimonial autonomy and is subject to the supervision of the member of the Regional Government of the Azores with competence in matters of solidarity and social security.


ISSA, IPRA is headquartered on Terceira Island and the geographic scope of ISSA's operations, corresponds to the Autonomous Region of the Azores.