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Pensions and benefits for widow(er)s

A widow(er) is often entitled to a spouse’s pension, which is paid by employment pension insurance companies and Kela. To receive a spouse’s pension, the widow(er) must have been married to or in a registered relationship with the spouse. In certain situations, the widow(er) may also receive compensation from the spouse's accident insurance or group life insurance.


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Updated: 3/6/2020