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Apply for clarification of the pension insurance account


If you are or have been 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
  • Sick leave
  • 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 up-to-date, the pension insurance will automatically send you an insurance history. This allows you to check the stored data. Subsequently, you will 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 declaration application. Only if your insurance account is complete and correct, the amount of your later pension can be calculated correctly. In addition, your later pension application will be processed more quickly. We can also provide you with better advice on retirement provision if your data is correct.
Timely account clarification is also important because health insurance companies, employment agencies and employers only keep documents for a certain period of time.

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 immediately see which insurance periods have already been recorded. In addition, you save time and do not have to re-enter already known data.
  • Complete the application form completely and upload the required documents.
  • Submit your application online.
  • You will receive a confirmation of delivery.
  • The competent pension insurance institution will examine your application.
  • You will receive a notification of your application.

Personal 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 counselling centre and your desired date. Depending on the availability of free dates, you will receive a proposal for a binding consultation appointment.
  • In your personal interview, your application will be recorded electronically and forwarded online to the responsible pension insurance provider.
  • The competent pension insurance institution will examine your application.
  • You will receive a notification of your application.

Written request:

  • Go to the DRV website.
  • Download the desired application form.
  • You can also pick up the form in person at the information and advice centres.
  • Fill in the application form, sign it and attach the required documents.
  • Send all documents
    • by post to your pension insurance institution or
    • hand them in at one of the local counselling centres.
  • The competent pension insurance institution will examine your application.
  • You will receive a notification of your application.

Your application can also be made for you by a person you trust. Please submit a power of attorney to the pension insurance. As long as the power of attorney is valid, the pension insurance applies exclusively to the person authorized by you.

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

  • You are or were insured with the German Pension Insurance.
  • Which proofs or documents are required will be shown to you when submitting an electronic application.
  • If you use the application form, you can find out what evidence is required.
  • These can be, for example:
    • Testimonies
    • certificates from health insurance funds or
    • Statements 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

There are no clues or peculiarities.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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