Varma’s pension recipients will receive a personal letter in December or January stating the amount of their index-adjusted pension and withholding tax as of 1 January 2020. The letter will also state the total amount of the pensions that have been paid and the tax that has been withheld in 2019, as well as the pension payment dates for 2020. We will mail letters to approximately 340,000 pension recipients. The letters mailed at the turn of the year to pension recipients living in Finland will also be visible in the electronic archive of our eServices.
The adjusted earnings-related pension index will increase current pensions by approximately 1.2% at the start of 2020.
Residence report for pensioners living abroad
Along with the annual letter, Varma sends a residence report to be completed by our pensioners who live permanently outside of Finland. The report should be completed, signed and returned to us as soon as possible to ensure that the payment of pension is not interrupted.
The residence report must be returned to us, even if the pensioner’s circumstances have not changed from the previous year. The residence report can be confirmed on our eServices. This will speed up the handling of the residence report. Varma's eServices are available for pensioners living abroad, provided that they have personal Finnish banking codes or a mobile certificate required for logging in to our service.