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Request clarification of the pension insurance account


If you are or were in the statutory pension insurance, you have a pension insurance account. All data that is important for your pension is stored here.
The German Pension Insurance stores in it:

  • Working hours
  • Training periods
  • Sickness periods
  • periods of unemployment and
  • child-raising periods

You can view the data stored there at any time. You can also have your insurance history checked at any time.
If you are 43 years old and your address is current, the pension insurance company will automatically send you an insurance history. This will allow you to check the data you have saved. You will then receive an insurance history every 6 years.
If the stored data is incomplete or incorrect, you should have it corrected or supplemented in good time. To do this, you must submit an account clarification request. Only if your insurance account is complete and correct can the amount of your later pension be calculated correctly. In addition, your late pension application will be processed more quickly. We can also advise you better on retirement planning if your data is correct.
Timely account clarification is also important because health insurance companies, employment agencies and employers only keep records for a certain period of time.

  • You are or were insured with the German Pension Insurance.
  • You will be shown which proofs or documents are required when you submit an application electronically.
  • If you use the application form, you can see from it which proofs are necessary.
  • These can be, for example:
    • Certificates,
    • certificates from health insurance funds or
    • Proof of remuneration

There are no costs for you.

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing usually takes 1 month.

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes

You can submit your application online, in person, or in writing.

Online application:

  • On the website of the German Pension Insurance (DRV) under "Online Services" you will find detailed information on the process.
  • If you follow the link "Submit application", you will be guided through the further steps and can select the desired application.
  • Alternatively, you can use the online services with registration. For example, you can see right away which insurance periods have already been recorded. You also save time and do not have to re-enter data you already know.
  • Complete the application in full and upload the required documents.
  • Submit your application online.
  • You will receive a confirmation of submission.
  • The responsible pension insurance institution will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

In-person application:

  • Compile the necessary documents for your application and make an appointment with the DRV.
  • When making an appointment online, your personal data and, if possible, your insurance number are required.
  • You can select a desired counseling center and your preferred appointment time. Depending on the availability of free appointments, you will receive a proposal for a binding counseling appointment.
  • During your personal consultation, your application will be recorded electronically and forwarded online to the responsible pension insurance institution.
  • The responsible pension insurance institution will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

Written application:

  • Go to the DRV's website.
  • Download the application form you need.
  • You can also pick up the form in person at the information and advice centers.
  • Fill out the application form, sign it and attach the required documents.
  • Send all documents
    • by mail to your pension insurance institution or
    • hand them in at one of the local advice centers.
  • The responsible pension insurance institution will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

A person you trust can also submit your application on your behalf. For this purpose, please submit a power of attorney to the pension insurance company. As long as the power of attorney is valid, the pension insurance company will only contact the person you have authorized.

If you give your consent to electronic communication, all correspondence can be done online. Either use the electronic mailbox under online services with registration or De-Mail.

There are no clues or specifics.

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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