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National Pension

If you are not entitled to an old-age pension when you reach retirement age due to a lack of years of pensionable service, and you have lived in Estonia for at least five years right before applying, you are entitled to a national pension 372,05 euros per month.

To whom?

If you are not entitled to an old-age pension when you reach retirement age due to a lack of years of pensionable service, and you have lived in Estonia for at least five years right before applying, you are entitled to a national pension. 

You are entitled to a national pension in old age if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • you have reached the retirement age
  • you do not have the required years of pensionable service to apply for an old-age pension
  • you have lived in Estonia for at least five years immediately before applying for a pension
  • you do not receive a pension from another country.

 You are entitled to a national pension in case of the loss of a breadwinner if all the following conditions are met:

  • the deceased family member did not have the required years of pensionable service to apply for a pension
  • the deceased family member lived in Estonia for at least one year immediately before applying for a pension.

The amount of the national pension is 372,05 euros per month.

How to get?

Application forms for obtaining a pension can be found here.

You can submit a pension application:

When you come to customer service, please bring an identity document with you. This can be an ID card, a driver's license, an Estonian citizen's passport, a diplomatic passport, a seafarer's discharge book, an alien's passport, a temporary travel document, a travel document for a refugee, a certificate of record of service on ships, a certificate of return, a permit of return.

also the number of your bank account is needed to know when filling the application.

In the case of a foreign citizen, we check the existence and validity of a residence permit or right of residence from the population register.

Along with the application, submit all the necessary documents to calculate the amount of your pension.

Last updated: 01.04.2024

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