If you haven’t submitted your life certificate yet, you can prove that you are alive also via Skype
In April, the Estonian Social Insurance Board will stop paying pensions to approximately 1,100 Estonian pensioners residing abroad who have not submitted their life certificate during the prescribed term.
Anyone who receives a pension from Estonia but does not live in Estonia must annually submit the life certificate during the period from 1 December to 1 March. The certificate must be approved by the authority of the country of residence where the person is identified. A person himself or herself can normally certify the fact that he or she is alive only by personally visiting the Estonian Social Insurance Board with an identity document.
If a person fails to verify the fact that he or she is alive within the prescribed period, the Estonian Social Insurance Board will stop paying the pension to the person as of 1 April. The payment of the pension can be restored if the person verifies again that he or she is alive. If we have already stopped paying the pension, we will pay the unreceived pension retrospectively after verifying that the person is alive and will continue to pay the pension for the next months.
Please note that with regard to the emergency situation, is it also possible to temporarily verify the fact that you are alive via Skype at: Elusolekutõend [Life certificate].
We respond on Skype Mon - Th from 9.00–16.30, Friday 9.00 - 15.00. The person must make the call personally and he or she must be able to show us their identity document.
It will also be possible to send the certificate:
- by post to the following address: Estonian Social Insurance Board, Paldiski mnt 80, 15092 Tallinn, ESTONIA;
- by email to email@example.com;
- by fax to +372 640 8155.
If you have any questions concerning life certificate, please contact us at +372 612 1360.
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