How to apply for survivors' pension
Apply for survivors’ pension as soon as possible but no later than 6 months following the death of the primary beneficiary, because, unless there is a specific reason, survivors’ pensions are not payable retroactively for more than six months.
Submit your application to Varma if the insured (i.e. the deceased person) received pension from us or if his/her employment earnings in the two years preceding his/her death were primarily insured by us.
- Fill in the surviving spouse’s pension application if you are entitled to survivors' pension. Check right to pension.
- Fill in a separate survivors’ pension application form for each child.
- Fill in an appendix U (Living and working abroad) if you or the primary beneficiary has worked or lived abroad.
See the PDF forms below to check what information you need when filling in an application. The fastest way to submit your application is through Varma's eServices.