What to do when pensioner has died?

When a pensioner living in Finland dies

We receive information about the death of a pensioner living in Finland from the population data system within approximately two weeks.

When a pensioner living abroad dies

We do not receive information from the authorities on the death of a person who lives abroad, so if a pensioner living abroad dies, a relative should inform us of the pensioner’s death as soon as possible. The number of our customer service is +358 10 192 100.

The payment of pension ends when the pensioner dies

Pension is paid until the end of the month in which the pensioner died. If pension was paid after the month of the pensioner’s death, we will recover the paid pensions primarily through the bank. Unduly paid pensions will be recovered.

Survivors’ pension after the death of a pensioner

You can apply for survivor’s pension from Varma if the deceased received earnings-related pension from Varma and the last month of his/her earnings were mostly insured by Varma.

Read more about the right to survivors’ pension and filing an application.