Training pensions

The training pension is payable to a person meeting the conditions for a disability pension, to whom ZUS evaluating doctor has issued a decision
on the advisability of vocational retraining due to incapacity for work in an earlier practised profession.

The training pension is usually awarded for a period of 6 months. This period may be, however, reduced or extended.

ZUS extends this period at starosta’s (district governor’s) request, for the time required for professional retraining. However, the extended period may not be longer than 30 months.

ZUS shortens this period when it receives information from a starosta that a person concerned cannot be retrained for another profession or that he/she has not undergone professional retraining.

The training pension is payable at the rate of:

  • 75% of the pension assessment basis,
  • 100% of the assessment basis if the incapacity for work was caused by an accident at work or an occupational disease.

The pension may not be lower than the minimum pension for a person who is partly incapable of work.

The pension is not paid if the person concerned receives any remuneration or income, irrespective of its level.

In 2018 training pensions were received on a monthly basis by an average of 34 persons. Their average monthly amount was PLN 2,858.95.