Survivors’ pension is based on the amount of earnings-related pension that the primary beneficiary would have received, i.e. old-age or disability pension. The survivors’ pension can be granted to a child under 18 years of age, a spouse or a partner in a registered partnership. A common-law spouse is not entitled to survivors’ pension.
An example of survivors' pension
The pension is determined by the number of beneficiaries and is at maximum equal to the primary beneficiary’s employment pension. The surviving spouse’s pension may be decreased, if there are no children under the age of 18.
Check the surviving spouse’s right to survivors’ pension by responding to a few questions below.
How does the surviving spouse’s employment pension influence the surviving spouse’s pension? Calculate.
How to apply for survivors’ pension
Survivors' pension (pdf)