Conditions for receiving survivors’ pension
Survivors’ pension can be granted after the death of the insured person to a child under 18 years of age, a spouse, a partner in a registered partnership or an ex-spouse who has been receiving support payments. A common-law spouse is not entitled to survivors’ pension. These rules are currently in force, and changes to them are planned. A bill is currently before Parliament.
The pension is determined based on the number of beneficiaries (applicants), and it can be at maximum equal to the deceased person’s earnings-related pension. The surviving spouse’s pension is at most half of the deceased person’s pension, and it may be reduced if there are no children under the age of 18. The survivors’ pension brochure contains detailed information about how pension is distributed between the surviving spouse and children.