Conditions for receiving survivors’ pension
According to the amendment that entered into force 1 January 2022, survivors’ pension can be received after the deceased person’s death by:
- a child under 20 years of age
- a spouse or the surviving partner of a registered couple
- an ex-spouse to whom the deceased has paid support payments (does not apply to support payments made for a child)
- a widowed common-law spouse if the spouses have an underage child together and the spouses have lived in the same household for 5 years immediately preceding the deceased person’s death.
The new legislation applies to new surviving spouse’s pensions if the deceased died in or after 2022.
The pension is determined by the number of beneficiaries (applicants) and is at maximum equal to the deceased person’s earnings-related pension.