If you are of retirement age and have at least 15 years of pensionable service, you are entitled to an old-age pension.
Pensionable service depends on several activities during life, such as working and studying.
In general, it is possible to work during the old-age pension without affecting the receipt of the pension. The old-age pension is financed from the currently received social tax and the state budget. The old-age pension is indexed to the pension index on April 1 of each year.
How do I get it?
In order to receive a pension, an application must be submitted to the Social Insurance Board. If you want to start receiving an old-age pension from the day the pension right arises, the application must be submitted within a period of nine months, starting from six months before the right arises until three months after the right arises.
Application forms for obtaining a pension can be found here.
You can submit a pension application:
- electronically digitally signed to the e-mail address: [email protected]
- by mail to the address Paldiski mnt 80, 15092 Tallinn
- in the customer service of the Social Insurance Board
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.
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: 17.03.2023