Replacement of a disability pension with an old-age pension

The disability pensions of persons who have reached the statutory retirement age is replaced with old-age pensions.

A person born before 1 January 1949 is granted an old-age pension ex officio irrespective of whether s/he meets the condition of the (contributory and non-contributory) insurance period of at least 20 years for women and 25 years for men, which is required when an old-age pension is awarded.

The amount of such a pension may not be lower than the amount of the previously acquired disability pension.

A person born aft er 31 December 1948 is awarded an old-age pension ex officio after having att ained the statutory retirement age. A woman who has been awarded an oldage pension ex officio, and who reached the statutory retirement age in 2009–2014,may request a pension calculation of a mixed amount (partly under the earlier and partly under the new rules).

The amount of the old-age pension granted ex officio to a person who has met the conditions of the insurance period is increased to the minimum pension amount.

An old-age pension is not awarded ex officio to a person whose right to an old-age pension and a disability pension had been already established, but who opted for a disability pension instead.