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Claim your pension

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When you are about to retire, claim your pension with the appropriate application form (separate for each pension benefit). As a rule, claim your pension around one month before you want to retire. If you have resided or worked abroad, claim your pension approximately 6–9 months before you wish the pension payments to begin.

You can apply for an old-age, disability or survivors’ pension from both ...

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You can claim your pension online. Most pension providers offer an online pension claim service (some also in English). You can start filling out your claim directly from the site with the benefit-specific instructions.

If your own pension provider does not offer an online application service, you can fill in a paper form or print out a form that you have filled in online. Go to the footer or menu of to find the form.

If you work in the private sector or are self-employed, you can hand in your application to any pension provider, the Finnish Centre for Pensions, a Mela insurance agent or a Kela office. If you work in the public sector, that is, for a local government, the State, Kela or the Evangelical Lutheran Church, apply for your pension from Keva.

Attach medical statement B, detailing your health, to your application for a disability pension. If you are not receiving or applying for a sickness allowance, you can apply directly for a cash rehabilitation benefit or a disability pension.

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Text edited by: Finnish Centre for Pensions
Updated: 22/8/2023