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Applying for a pension

To receive a pension, you must express your wish to retire. The pension application should be submitted to the Social Insurance Board on time and with the additional documents needed. If you live outside Estonia, but receive a pension from Estonia, you have to prove your living status every year.

Retirement age

To receive an old-age pension, a person must have reached retirement age and whose pension qualifying period earned in Estonia is at least 15 years.

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Pension Qualifying Period

The pension qualifying period is formed of activities in your life like studying, raising children, and military service.

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Documents Required for Calculating the Pension Amount

To apply for a pension, you need to submit a series of documents on which the amount of your pension depends

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Submitting a pension application

To receive a pension, you must first file an application. You can file the application during nine months: during six months preceding the pensionable age, or in three months after attaining the pensionable age.

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Pension certificate

Pension certificate is a pensioner’s document. It is not a personal identification document, but certifies that the person receives pension from us.

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Last updated: 09.05.2023

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