Pension Application

General information

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The pension application must be submitted to the respective pension insurance agency in the residence state of the person insured. It is then passed on to all pension insurers involved.

The acquired pension times from all states are added together to check whether in each case the national waiting period designated for receiving a pension has been fulfilled.

Benefits are to be furnished by all states in which time-periods of insurance were accrued, if a benefit demand exists due to the sum of all contribution times accrued.


If a pension time of fewer than 12 months was acquired in one of the states. This does not apply for pension benefits based on a pension account under the Allgemeines Pensionsgesetz – those are paid if a pension time of fewer than 12 months was acquired.

Competent authority

Pension Insurance Institution [Pensionsversicherungsanstalt]

Additional information

Additional information can be found on the German website at

Last update: 23.07.2018
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