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Training pensions

Training pensions

Training pension is granted to a person who fulfils the conditions required for the award of the disability pension if ZUS certifying doctor or ZUS medical board has stated that he/she should retrain because he/she is incapable of work in current occupation.

The training pension is usually granted for 6 months. However, this period may be shortened or extended.

ZUS extends it at the starost’s request for the time necessary to retrain. However, it may not last longer than another 30 months.

ZUS shortens the period when it receives information from the starost that a person concerned cannot be retrained to another profession or that he/she does not submit to vocational retraining.

The training pension amounts to: 

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

The pension may not be lower than the minimum pension for a person who is partly incapable of work. A person who receives remuneration or income is not entitled to the pension. The amount of remuneration or income is not relevant.