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Pension, types of pensions and benefits

Pension system, types of pensions, benefits and occupationally-paid pensions

Pension is a payment in the case of old age, incapacity for work, or the loss of a provider. The aim of the pension system is to guarantee a monthly income for a retired person.

The pension system stands on three pillars.

  • I pillar or state pension. This is the responsibility of the Social Insurance Board..
  • II pillar or mandatory funded pension. This is the responsibility of the Pensionikeskus
    – The State Pension.
  • III pillar or supplementary funded pension. This is the responsibility of insurance companies and banks.

State pensions are:

  • Old-age pension – When you have attained the pensionable age.
  • Early retirement pension – You have not attained the pensionable age yet, but it is less than three years away.
  • Deferred old-age pension – You wish to retire later than the national pensionable age.
  • Old-age pension under favourable conditions – You have raised a disabled child or three or more children and wish to retire earlier.
  • Survivor’s pension – Someone from your family members is deceased.
  • Pension for incapacity for work – Your working ability has decreased.
  • National pension – You have attained the pensionable age, but have not earned the pension qualification period required for the old-age pension.

Pensions under favourable conditions:

  • List 1 and 2 – You have worked at a hazardous profession.
  • Superannuated pension – You have had a job, but cannot continue working there starting from a certain age. 
  • Police officer’s pension – You have worked as a police officer.
  • Prosecutor’s pension – You have worked as a prosecutor.
  • Military serviceman’s pension – You have served as a military serviceman.
  • Judge’s pension – You have worked as a judge.
  • National Audit’s pension – You have worked at the National Audit.
  • Chancellor of Justice’s pension – You have worked as the Chancellor of Justice or as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser.

 

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Old-Age Pension

Prerequisites for getting the old-age pension are age and the pension qualification period required for the old-age pension.

 

Starting from January 1st, 2017, the pensionable age will gradually increase, reaching 65 years of age by 2026. The old-age pension age increases in correlation with the year of birth.

 

Year of Birth  Pensionable Age
1953 63 y
1954 63 y 3 months
1955 63 y 6 months
1956 63 y 9 months
1957 64 y
1958 64 y 3 months
1959 64 y 6 months
1960 64 y 9 months
1961 and later 65 y

To receive the old-age pension, you must have at least 15 years of Estonian pension qualifying period.

The old-age pension is paid also when you continue working.

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Deferred Old-Age Pension

You do not have to apply for the old-age pension as soon as you attain the pensionable age. If you postpone retirement, your deferred old-age pension shall increase 0.9% per each month exceeding your pensionable age.

  • Example. If you apply for the deferred old-age pension two years after attaining the pensionable age, we shall increase your monthly old-age pension by 24 months x 0.9% = 21.6%.

If you already receive some other type of pension, including one from a foreign country, you are not entitled to a deferred old-age pension.

 

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Early Retirement Pension

  • You will receive the early retirement pension if all requirements are met:
  • You do not work
  • Your old-age pension age is three or less years away
  • You have at least 15 years of Estonian pension qualifying period

When you retire early, your pension is smaller by 0.4% per each month that you retire early. The calculation is made with full months and partial months are considered as full months.

  • Example. If you retire 11 months and 4 days earlier, the calculations reckon that you have retired 12 months earlier.

The earliest time when you can prematurely retire is three years before the old-age pension age. This decreases your pension amount by 36 months x 0.4% = 14.4% per month. Your pension will continue to be smaller by the same extent also after you attain the pensionable age.

If you already receive the early retirement pension but decide to start working again before your pensionable age, you will not receive the early retirement pension starting from the first date following the month of your re-employment. 
You will continue to get a pension when you stop working or attain the old-age pension age.

If you are already at the old-age pension age, you have the right to work and receive a pension simultaneously (link lehele “vanaduspension”). In the case of working (link lehele “pension ja töötamine”), your pension shall increase based on the personalized social tax (link “indekseerimine”).

Working is earning a profit taxed with the social tax or entrepreneurship (you belong to the governing body of a company, or are a self-employed person).

  • Example. Jürjo worked at a warehouse for years. As the company did not do so well, employees had to be laid off. Jürjo lost his job two years before his pensionable age. He applied for an early retirement pension. 
  • Example. Hilda and Juhan have a family enterprise OÜ Hildan. They are both members of the management, but do not receive an income taxed with the social tax. Hilda wishes to retire early. Since she is a member of the management, she will not get an early retirement pension.

 

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Old-Age Pension under Favourable Conditions

You may retire earlier under favourable conditions when you are a mother, father, step-parent, guardian or caregiver.

  • 5 years before the pensionable age when you have raised a child under 18-years of age with a medium, severe, or profound disability for at least eight years
  • 5 years before the pensionable age when you have raised five or more children for at least eight years 
  • 3 years before the pensionable age when you have raised four children for at least eight years 
  • 1 year before the pensionable age when you have raised three children for at least eight years 

If several persons have the right to apply for an old-age pension under favourable conditions with respect to the same children, the persons shall agree on who exercises the right to receive the old-age pension under favourable conditions. This agreement must be formulated in writing, also see the page “blanketed” (“forms”).

Persons suffering from pituitary dwarfism can retire earlier under favourable conditions starting from the age of 45. As a prerequisite, such persons must present a medical certificate (notice by the general practitioner or other medical specialist) attesting the pituitary dwarfism.

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Survivor’s Pension

If someone in the family dies, the family members can apply for a survivor’s pension. 

You will receive the survivor’s pension, if you are the deceased family member’s:

  • Child under the age of 18;
  • Child aged 18–24 and a full-time student;
  • Widow or widower and your working ability has decreased; 
  • Widow or widower of the pensionable age;
  • Parent of the pensionable age;
  • Parent and your working ability has decreased;
  • Non-working widow and you are pregnant;
  • Up to three-year-old child’s parent or guardian and you are not working.

The survivor’s pension is only paid if the deceased had the required pension qualifying period (link pensionistaažile), depending on their age at death.

Age Required pension qualifying period
16-24 0 years
25-26 1 year
27-28 2 years
29-30 3 years
31-32 4 years
33-35 5 years
36-38 6 years
39-41 7 years
42-44 8 years
45-47 9 years
48-50 10 years
51-53 11 years
54-56 12 years
57-59 13 years
60-62 14 years

If the person died due to a work injury or occupational illness, the pension qualifying period is not necessary.

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Pension for Incapacity for Work

Pension for incapacity to work is paid to people for whom an expert decision has been made regarding their loss of working ability, meaning that the person is not able to earn a living, or it is complicated. The loss of working ability is either complete (100%) or partial (10-90%). The pension for incapacity for work is paid if the working ability loss is 40 to 100 per cent.

Starting from July 1st, 2016, new incapacity for work pensions shall no longer be assigned. Link reformile

The pensions for incapacity for work shall be paid until the end of the expert decision validity.

If the pension for incapacity for work assigned to you ends 6 months before your pensionable age, we continue to pay the pension until your old-age pension age (link vanaduspensionile). You do not have to file a new application for receiving the old-age pension.

Permanent incapacity for work assessment and pension applications filed before January 1st, 2017, are reviewed and incapacity for work assigned according to rules that applied before January 1st 2017.

  • Example. Eduard is 35 years old and a 60% incapacity for work, valid until 30.06.2017, has been identified for him. As the reassessment deadline arrives, Eduard can turn to the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund for the working ability assessment and to apply for the pension for incapacity for work.
  • Example. Hubert is 35 years old and a 60% incapacity for work, valid until 30.06.2017, has been identified for him. We shall pay his incapacity for work pension until 30.06.2017. On 15.02.2017, Hubert prematurely files an application to the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund for working ability assessment. The Fund identifies his partial working ability starting from 15.02.2017. We declare the expert decision regarding the permanent incapacity for work invalid since 01.03.2017 and stop paying the incapacity for work pension. Hubert will be paid work ability allowance by the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
  • Example. Linda was born on 01.05.1954. She has been identified with a 40% loss of working ability until the pensionable age. Her pensionable age is 63 years and 3 months (01.08.2017). We shall pay the incapacity for work pension until 31.07.2017. Starting from 01.08.2017, Linda will receive the old-age pension.

Starting from 01.01.2017, the working ability is assessed and work ability allowance paid by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund.

 

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National Pension

You are entitled to receive the national pension if all the following requirements are met:

  • You have attained the pensionable age;
  • You do not have the pension qualifying period required for the old-age pension (link pensionistaažile);
  • You have lived in Estonia for at least five years preceding the pension application.

You are also entitled to the national pension in the case of the loss of the provider, if the following requirements are met:

  • The deceased family member did not have the pension qualifying period required for the pension application;
  • The deceased family member lived in Estonia for at least one year preceding the pension application.

The current national pension rate is 189,31 euros.

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Pension under Favourable Conditions for Different Professions

Pensions under favourable conditions for different professions are superannuated pension, police officer’s pension, prosecutor’s working ability benefit, military service pension, judge’s pension, national audit pension, chancellor of justice’s pension.

Superannuated Pension (more about Superannuated Pension

 

Police Officer’s Pension

You are entitled to the police officer’s pension if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a police officer;
  • You are at least 55 years old;
  • You have been employed at the police for at least 20 years;
  • You have been a police officer for the past five years.

You will start to get the police officer’s pension after your release from the police service.

The paid police officer’s pension is 50% from the salary of the chosen position. For the pension amount calculation basis, you can either choose:

  • The salary rate corresponding to that of your lastly held position, or
  • The most favourable salary rate that you have earned during the past five years, for at least 12 consecutive months.

The Police and Border Guard Board shall issue a certificate proving your length of service at the police, the chosen salary rate position, and the amount of the service salary rate.

 

Prosecutor’s Working Ability Benefit

You are entitled to the prosecutor’s working ability benefit if:

  • Your working ability has decreased;
  • You have attained the pensionable age;
  • You were a prosecutor at 01.07.2016;
  • You have been a prosecutor for at least 15 years.

Working as a prosecutor can be evidenced with the service record.

The amount of the benefit is:

  • In the case of partial incapacity for work, 50% of the minimum salary rate of your last position;
  • In the case of no work ability, 65% of the minimum salary rate of your last position.

As a prosecutor, you are also entitled to apply for the work ability allowance from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (link töötukassa lehele) when your working ability has decreased. In this case, you must choose whether to receive the work ability allowance or the prosecutor’s working ability benefit. The work ability allowance and the prosecutor’s working ability benefit are not paid simultaneously.

 

Military Service Pension

You are entitled to the active service pension if:

  • You are at least 50 years old;
  • You have participated at the active service for at least 20 years.

You will start to get the active service pension after your release from the active service.

Your active service pension amount is 50% of the average salary of the salary rate of your military position. The service record proves your activity in the military service, and getting the salary.  

You are entitled to the military pension for incapacity for work if:

  • The military medical assessment committee has found that, during service, you have developed or received the permanent incapacity for work.

You will receive the military pension for incapacity for work in the amount of the average monthly salary in Estonia (gross) that has been published by Statistics Estonia, multiplied by one and a half.

The military survivor’s pension is paid to the family member of the military serviceman who died in service – the child, sister, brother, parent, or widow or widower.

The military survivor’s pension is paid in the amount of the average monthly salary in Estonia (gross) that has been published by Statistics Estonia, multiplied by one and a half.
 

Judge’s Pension

Judge’s old-age pension

To receive the judge’s old-age pension, you must fulfil at least one of the following conditions:

  • You have worked as a judge after the 31st of December 1991, and by July 1st, 2013, you had been working as a judge for at least 15 years;
  • You held the office of a judge at July 1st, 2013, and by the time of retiring, you will have worked as a judge for at least 15 years;
  • You have worked as a judge after the 31st of December 1991, and by July 1st, 2013, you had been working as a judge for at least 10 years, and you have been diagnosed with no work ability as defined in the Work Ability Allowance Act;
  • You held the office of a judge at July 1st, 2013, and by the time of retiring, you will have worked as a judge for at least 10 years, and you have been diagnosed with no work ability as defined in the Work Ability Allowance Act;
  • If you have been diagnosed with a 100%, 90%, or 80% permanent loss of working ability, you are entitled to apply for the judge’s old-age pension according to the order that was valid until July 1st, 2016.


Superannuated Pension for Judges
To receive the superannuated pension for judges, you must fulfil at least one of the following conditions:

  • You have worked as a judge after the 31st of December 1991, and by July 1st, 2013, you had been working as a judge for at least 30 years;
  • You held the office of a judge at July 1st, 2013, and by the time of retiring, you will have worked as a judge for at least 30 years.

The superannuated pension for judges does not depend on the age of the judge.

The amount of the superannuated pension for judges is 75% of the salary of the lastly held position.

National Audit Pension

The National Audit occupational pension is paid to the Auditor General and the Chief Auditor of the National Audit Office.

The prerequirements to receiving the National Audit old-age pension when becoming of the pensionable age are:

  • By January 1st, 2013, you have worked as the Auditor General for at least five years;
  • On January 1st, 2013, you held the office of the Auditor General, and have been working at this position for at least five years.

The size of the National Audit occupational pension is:

  • 50% of the Auditor General’s salary, if you have been employed as an Auditor General for at least five years;
  • 70% of the Auditor General’s salary, if you have been employed as an Auditor General for at least ten years.

When becoming of the pensionable age, the prerequirements to receiving the occupational old-age pension of the Chief Auditor are:

  • By January 1st, 2013, you have worked as the Chief Auditor at the National Audit for at least 15 years;
  • By January 1st, 2013, you have worked as a state or local government unit official for at least 15 years, including at least 5 years as the Chief Auditor at the National Audit;
  • On January 1st, 2013, you are working as the Chief Auditor at the National Audit, and by that time, you have worked at least 50 per cent of the time required for the occupational old-age pension, and you will have worked the entire required time by the retiring time;
  • On January 1st, 2013, you are working as the Chief Auditor at the National Audit, and by that time, you have worked at least 50 per cent of the time required for the occupational old-age pension, and you will have worked the entire required time at the required position by the retiring time;
  • On January 1st, 2013, you are working as a state or local government unit official, and by that time, you have worked as the Chief Auditor  at the National Audit for at least five years, and by that time, you have worked at least 50 per cent of the 15-year working time required for the occupational old-age pension, and which you will have worked entirely by the retiring time.

The Chief Auditor’s pension is 60% of the Chief Auditor’s salary.

Chancellor of Justice’s Pension

When you attain the pensionable age, you are entitled to receive the Chancellor of Justice’s pension, if you have:

  • By January 1st, 2013, worked as a Chancellor of Justice for at least five years;
  • Been employed as the Chancellor of Justice on January 1st, 2013, and have worked at this position for at least five years.

The Chancellor of Justice’s occupational pension is 70% of the Chancellor of Justice’s salary.

If the Chancellor of Justice, who had also held the office on January 1st, 2013, dies while holding the office, their dependent family member, who is incapable for work, is paid the Chancellor of Justice’s survivor’s pension.

The survivor’s pension is 17.5% of the Chancellor of Justice’s salary.

The total of the survivor’s pensions cannot exceed 52.5% of the Chancellor of Justice’s salary.

When becoming of the pensionable age, the prerequirements to receiving the occupational old-age pension of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser are:

  • By January 1st, 2013, you have worked as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser, judge, notary, attorney at law, higher education institution lecturer, or in public service, for at least 20 years, including at least five years at the position of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser;
  • On January 1st, 2013, you are working as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser, and by that time, you have worked at least 50 per cent of the time required for the occupational old-age pension, and you will have worked the entire required time by the retiring time;
  • On January 1st, 2013, the judge, notary, attorney at law, higher education institution lecturer, or the person in public service has been working as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser for at least five years, and by that time, the person has worked at least 50 per cent of the 20-year period required for the occupational old-age pension as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser, judge, notary, attorney at law, higher education institution lecturer, or in public service, and who will have worked the entire required time at the required position by the retiring time.

The official pension of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser is 65% of the salary.

The official pension of the Chancellor of Justice or of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice-Adviser is not paid if the person continues working on their position, or is employed as a member of the Riigikogu, as the President of the Republic of Estonia, as a member of the Government, as the Chief Justice or justice of the Supreme Court, as the Commander of the Defence Forces, as the Auditor General, or as the president of Eesti Pank.

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Working under Conditions Hazardous to Health

You can retire 10 years earlier than the pensionable age, if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You have worked at positions that are especially hard and extremely hazardous to health, specified in list number 1.
  • You have a pension qualifying period of at least 20 years, of which you have worked at these positions for at least 10 years.
  • You have worked at these professions or in these conditions full-time.
  • You have stopped working at the hazardous profession or in such conditions.

You can retire 5 years earlier than the pensionable age, if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You have worked at positions that are hard or hazardous to health, specified list number 2.
  • Your overall pension qualifying period exceeds 25 years, of which you have worked at these positions for at least 12 years and 6 months.
  • You have worked at these professions or in these conditions full-time.
  • You have stopped working at the hazardous profession or in such conditions.

If data about the working conditions are not included in your employment record book, you need to present additional documents to retire under favourable conditions. Working under hazardous conditions can be confirmed with a certificate by the employer, job description, archival notice, etc.

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Superannuated Pension

You are entitled to get the superannuated pension if you have worked at a profession that is accompanied by a professional working ability loss or decrease prior to the pensionable age, which prevents you from working on at the profession or position.

The following persons are entitled to the superannuated pension:

Police officers, rescue workers, and prison official

  • Once you have worked at the police, rescue services or prison for at least 25 years, you get the superannuated pension regardless of your age.
  • When you have been released from service due to your age, long-term incapacity for work or redundancy, you will be paid the superannuated pension if:
    • At the dismissal day, your pensionable age (link vanaduspensionile) is 5 or less years away;
    • Your overall pension qualifying period exceeds 25 years;
    • You have been employed at the police, rescue services or prison for at least 12 years and 6 months.

 

Superannuated Pension for Civil Aviation Employees and Test Pilots 

  • You can get the superannuated pension, once you have worked:
    • As a flight crew member or test pilot for at least 25 years.
  • You can get the superannuated pension 10 years before the pensionable age (link vanaduspensionile) when you have worked as an air traffic controller or a flight information officer (dispatcher), and:
    • Your overall pension qualifying period exceeds 20 years (siia link pensionistaažile);
    • You have been directly engaged with the air traffic controlling for at least 10 years.
  • You can get the superannuated pension 5 years before the pensionable age (link vanaduspensionile) when you have worked at the engineering-technical service, and:
    • Your overall pension qualifying period exceeds 25 years (siia link pensionistaažile);
    • You have been employed at the engineering-technical service for over 20 years.
  • You can get the superannuated pension 10 years before the pensionable age (link vanaduspensionile) when you have worked as a flight attendant or instructor-flight attendant, and:
    • Your overall pension qualifying period exceeds 20 years (siia link pensionistaažile);
    • You have been employed at the mentioned position(s) for at least 10 years.

 

Superannuated Pension for Underground and Opencast Miners

You can get the superannuated pension regardless of your age when you have worked full-time at underground or opencast mining activities, mining oil shale or other natural resources, or at building mines, for over 25 years.

You can get the superannuated pension regardless of your age when you have worked full-time at underground or opencast mine as a cleaner, drift miner, or driver of the winning machine for over 20 years.

Professions at Underground and Opencast Mining:

  • blast hole driller, blaster, senior blaster
  • (underground) mining erection mounter
  • (underground) soil irrigator
  • bracketer (at cleaning, bracketing, mining)
  • drilling device driver and their assistant
  • vibration loader driver, loader driver, tunnelling machinery driver
  • hydro filler mixer driver
  • loader driver
  • scraper winch driver
  • underground plant machine operator
  • electric locomotive driver (underground)
  • underground hoisting organizer (underground)
  • hoist driver (underground)
  • underground worker (including the fetcher of materials at cleaning and preparation works)
  • electric engineer (underground)
  • miner repairing stopes
  • dispenser of explosives
  • underground station manager, their deputy, and assistant
  • underground station mechanic, their deputy, and assistant
  • underground station mining foreman
  • mining rescue units servicing dynamic gaseous phenomena, mining kicks, special, and mines with gas hazard of the third category
  • respiratory worker
  • squad and team commander, their deputy (assistant)

Open mining of oil shale and other natural resources in quarries and at the depth of at least 150 metres, except opencast works (incl. dumps):

  • lorry driver at carting out bulk
  • loader driver
  • bulldozer driver
  • boring machine operator and their assistant
  • digger operator and their assistant
     

Superannuated Pension for the Seafaring Personnel of Vessels of Seagoing, River, and Fishing Fleets

You can get the superannuated pension regardless of your age when you have worked full-time among the seafaring personnel of vessels of seagoing, river, and fishing fleets for over 20 years.

Professions of Afloat Staff:

  • boatswain
  • hydroacoustic
  • leading physicist; engineers, technicians, and masters of all fields; deactivators on atomic-powered vessels and vessels servicing the atomic-powered vessels technically; submarine apparatus (laboratories)
  • captain-director, captain (coxswain) and their assistant, mate
  • stoker
  • masters with all titles at fishing and fish handling
  • all mechanics and their assistants
  • all motor mechanics, machine operators and their assistants
  • head of the radio station
  • heads of the radiation safety of atomic-powered vessels, gages, and automation services
  • chiefs of afloat refinement stations, and their assistants
  • pumping engineer (donkeyman)
  • all radio operators, radio technicians, radio telegraphers
  • all sailors and steersmen
  • skippers and their assistants, assisting skippers
  • all vessel electricians
  • all electricians
  • radio navigation electricians
     

Superannuated Pension for the Textile Industry Employees

You can get the superannuated pension 5 years preceding the pensionable age (link lehele vanaduspension) when you have worked at looms and machines for over 20 years.

Professions of the Textile Industry:

  • Cotton, cottonwool, linen, wool, silk, hemp, jute, hosiery, textile, novelties, and felt milling industry, textile plants for manufacturing artificial and synthetic fibres (divisions, departments).
  • operator of comb carding machines
  • rope machine operator
  • rope and string machine operator
  • twister
  • taper
  • operator of winding machinery, except fully automatic machines
  • operator of hackling machinery
  • operator of weaving machinery
  • operator of wolfing machinery
  • fibre laying machine operator (in flax industry)
  • pre-yarn operator (pre-spinner)
  • yarn duplicator
  • wool beamer
  • wool card machine operator, including for manufacturing non-woven materials
  • female assistant operator servicing the machinery (duplicating, spinning, spooling, yarn doubling, and re-spooling machines, and the knitting looms) at the pre-spinning plant
  • spinner
  • weaver
  • duplicating and spinning machinery exploiter

 

Superannuated Pension for Teachers

You can get the superannuated pension regardless of your age when you have worked as a teacher (pedagogue) and meet both of the following criteria:

  • Your educational work experience exceeds 25 years;
  • You have worked at a substitute home, school for students with special needs, institution for sick children, or the prison schools.

Pedagogical Professions:

  • nursery school teacher
  • teacher at a school for students with special needs
  • teacher-speech therapist, speech therapist (also, speech therapy teacher)
  • manager of a speech therapy centre
  • teacher-defectologist (also, surdo- and tiflo-pedagogue)
  • manager of a hearing cabinet
  • instructor at a hearing cabinet
  • methodologist at a correspondence or special high school
  • physical training instructor
  • psychologist at an orphanage
  • work instructor at an orphanage or school for students with special needs
  • master instructor and senior master at a prison school and vocational school for students with special needs
  • senior teacher at a boarding school
  • director at a school for students with special needs or orphanage
  • assistant director in the field of studies, upbringing, raising, and discipline at a school for students with special needs, a sanatorium school or orphanage

 

Superannuated Pension for Artists

You are entitled to the superannuated pension, regardless of your age, when you have worked for at least 20 years at a national, municipal or private theatre, a theatre operating as a foundation, or the national opera, as a:

  • Ballet dancer;
  • Dancer
  • Circus artist.

You are entitled to the superannuated pension, regardless of your age, when you have worked for at least 25 years at a national, municipal or private theatre, a theatre operating as a foundation, or the national opera, as a:

  • Vocal soloist;
  • Brass player;
  • Puppeteer;
  • Chorus singer.

 

Superannuated Pension for Medical Personnel 

Regardless of their age and pension qualifying period, the superannuated pension is granted to medical employees who get infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) while carrying out their duties of employment.

    Superannuated Pension for Bus, Tram, and Trolleybus Drivers

    You can get the superannuated pension 5 years before the pensionable age (link vanaduspensionile) when you have worked at urban regular lines as a bus (except microbus), tram, or trolleybus driver, and meet both of the following criteria:

    • You work in a town with over 40,000 residents;
    • Your work experience as a bus (except microbus), tram, or trolleybus driver exceeds 25 years.

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    Kati Kümnik

    head of the compensations department

    Kati Kümnik organizes and directs the work of the compensation department: sets goals, gives instructions to officials, and performs and mediates tasks related to the organization of pensions. She also advises the Social Insurance Board on issues related to pensions and organizes the development of a pension system.

     
    info@sotsiaalkindlustusamet.ee