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.

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

You can apply for both earnings-related and national pension at the same time. Are you eligible for national pension? Check

Apply at the right time

If you have lived or worked in other countries, you generally apply for pension through your country of residence. If you currently live in Finland and previoiusly lived abroad, apply for pension 6 months before you plan to retire. Also fill in the digital Appendix U Residence and Employment Abroad.

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

Is your employee about to retire? What should the employer do? (pdf)