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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for an education pension

Description

The parenting pension supports you as a single parent if your divorced partner dies from a marriage or civil partnership. The pension thus serves as a maintenance substitute and makes it possible to take more care of the upbringing of the children.

The parenting pension is a pension from your own pension account. The amount corresponds to the pension that you would receive in the event of full disability. Your annual pension information states what amount is used for this. If your pension starts before the relevant age limit for you, you must accept deductions that reduce your pension. For each month you retire earlier, the discount is 0.3 percent, but a maximum of 10.8 percent overall.

If you receive the education pension, you can earn additional income. However, it may be that your income is taken into account if you exceed an allowance. The amount of this allowance is calculated individually.

You can also receive the parenting pension if you as a couple had decided to share your pension rights (pension splitting).

You cannot receive an education pension if you receive a different, higher pension from the statutory pension insurance at the same time.

If you raise a child alone because your divorced partner has died, you can in many cases receive an education pension.

You can apply for the education pension in writing, in person or via online procedure.

Tip: Before you submit your application, you can seek advice from the German Pension Insurance.

Written pension application:

  • Download the form package for the education pension on the website of the German Pension Insurance. Complete the application for an insured pension and the forms mentioned therein and compile the required documents.
  • You can either submit your completed and signed application with the necessary documents.
    • send by post to the German Pension Insurance or
    • in one of the local counselling centres.
  • When your pension application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks your application for completeness and requests missing documents if necessary.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks the requirements for your pension entitlement and the insurance history for completeness. If necessary, it clarifies gaps in the insurance history.
  • The German Pension Insurance clarifies further facts, for example your health insurance relationship, whether you earn additional income or receive another pension.
  • If you are entitled to the education pension, you will receive a pension notice with information on the start, the start, the start of the current payment and the amount. Furthermore, you will be informed about your rights and obligations.
  • If you are not entitled to the education pension, you will receive a rejection notice with the reason for the rejection.

Pension application via online procedure:

  • Go to the online portal of the German Pension Insurance and register. You can use your signature card, your identity card with electronic proof of identity or your electronic residence title.
  • Fill out the form for the education pension and upload the necessary documents. Then send your pension application online.
  • When your pension application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks your application for completeness and requests missing documents if necessary.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks the requirements for your pension entitlement and the insurance history for completeness. If necessary, it clarifies gaps in the insurance history.
  • The German Pension Insurance clarifies further facts, for example your health insurance relationship, whether you earn additional income or receive another pension.
  • If you are entitled to the education pension, you will receive a pension notice with information on the start, the start, the start of the current payment and the amount. Furthermore, you will be informed about your rights and obligations.
  • If you are not entitled to the education pension, you will receive a rejection notice with the reason for the rejection.

Personal request in the consultation:

  • Compile the required documents and make an appointment in an information and advice centre of the German Pension Insurance.
  • In the consultation, your application for an educational pension will usually be recorded electronically and forwarded online.
  • When your pension application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks the application for completeness and requests missing documents if necessary.
  • The German Pension Insurance checks the requirements for your pension entitlement and your insurance history for completeness. If necessary, it clarifies gaps in the insurance history.
  • The German Pension Insurance clarifies further facts, for example your health insurance relationship, whether you earn additional income or receive an accident pension.
  • If you are entitled to the education pension, you will receive a pension notice with information on the start, the start, the start of the current payment and the amount. Furthermore, you will be informed about your rights and obligations.
  • If you are not entitled to the education pension, you will receive a rejection notice with the reason for the rejection.

The pension application can also be submitted by a person you trust for you. Please submit a corresponding power of attorney to the German Pension Insurance. As long as the power of attorney is valid, it is addressed exclusively to your authorized person.

  • Their marriage has been divorced, annulled or annulled after 30 June 1977, or

  • in the event of the dissolution of the marriage before 1 July 1977, the maintenance claim was governed by GDR law,

  • Your divorced partner has died,

  • They raise their own or a child of the former partner who is not yet 18 years old.

    • The child can also be a stepchild, foster child, grandchild or sibling.
    • If you raise a disabled child, it can also be older than 18 years.
  • They have not remarried and have not registered a new civil partnership.

  • You had pension insurance for at least 5 years until the death of your divorced partner (general waiting period).

  • They have not yet reached the standard age limit. This is the time from which you can draw the regular old-age pension

Education pension in the event of pension splitting

Education pensions can also be paid to widowed insured persons if the marriage or registered civil partnership still existed at the time of death. The additional prerequisite is that the spouses have carried out a pension splitting.

  • valid identity card or passport

  • Evidence that is not included in the insurance history, for example:

    • Netting certificates
    • Proof of own training periods
    • Proof of own unemployment
    • Proof of own periods of illness
  • Death certificate of the partner

  • Marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate

  • Proof of dissolution of marriage or registered civil partnership

  • Details of your income

  • last pension adjustment notification of the deceased or other pension documents

  • If another person makes the request:

    • power of attorney or
    • Order of the Court of First Instance

Payment of the education pension

  • Your pension begins with the first of the calendar month, at the beginning of which you meet the requirements if you submit the application within three calendar months.
  • If the application is submitted later, the pension will be paid to you from the month of application.

End of education pension

  • Your pension ends at the end of the month in which the conditions cease to apply. The requirements are waived, for example, if you remarry, your child turns 18 years old or you reach the standard age limit.

usually about 4 months

§ 47 Sixth Book of the Social Code (SGB VI)

§ 47 Sixth Book of the Social Code (SGB VI)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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