Am I eligible to receive the years-of-service pension?
You may receive the years-of-service pension if
- you are 63 but have not yet reached your minimum retirement age
- you have performed physically or mentally strenuous work for at least 38 years
- your work ability is permanently reduced due to an illness or injury
- you are still working full time in a strenuous job or it has been less than a year since the job ended
The years-of-service pension can be granted for the period between the age of 63 and your minimum retirement age. The pension automatically becomes old-age pension when you reach your minimum retirement age.
The years-of-service pension is intended for people who have worked for many years in a particularly demanding job. When evaluating the strain and wear of the employee’s work, the requirement is that the work has comprised at least one of the following factors to a significant degree:
- work movements that require a lot of muscular strength or prolonged muscle strain
- particularly intense strain on respiratory and circulatory organs
- strenuous and difficult work positions
- repetitive work movements that require strength or great speed, or work movements that simultaneously comprise hand-gripping, turning and strength
- interactive work that causes especially demanding and exceptional mental strain
- work in an assignment that calls for constant vigilance or extreme caution, with a heightened risk of fatal or near-fatal accidents or an evident risk of violence