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Pension is a benefit that must be applied for

Before applying for pension, you can estimate the amount of your pension in our online service if necessary.

  1. Check this page for your eligibility to receive pension.
  2. Fill in the electronic application - check below for when to do so.

One application is enough, even if you are applying for both earnings-related and national pension.

Apply at the right time

Apply for pension

  • approx. 1 month prior to the start of your old-age pension
  • approx. 2 months prior to the end of your sickness allowance
  • 6 months before the start of your pension if you have lived or worked abroad.
    Also fill in an electronic Appendix U Living and working abroad.

If an illness is making it difficult for you to continue working, consider applying for vocational rehabilitation.