Earnings-related pension provides security in different life situations
Earnings-related pension provides security when earnings decline or end due to disability, old age or the death of a family provider. Handle your pension and rehabilitation matters easily in the MyPension service.
When pension becomes relevant
You can retire on old-age pension flexibly based on your birth date. Pension cover can be useful even before your old-age pension in different life situations. When you decide to retire, you have to apply for pension. The easiest way to apply for pension is in our MyPension service. When you receive a positive pension decision, we will pay your pension once a month.
We are there for you at all stages of your life
Earnings-related pension cover is there for you at different life stages.
Approaching retirement age, 60+
You get to enjoy your earnings-related pension at the latest at your old-age pension age. The longer you continue in working life, the larger the old-age pension you receive. You can also choose to draw part of your pension earlier as a partial old-age pension.Read more about the retirement age
As a self-employed person you accrue your pension with YEL insurance
As an entrepreneur you take care of your own pension cover. Self-employed person’s pension insurance (YEL) secures your income in the event of old age, disability or the death of a family provider. YEL also determines the size of the allowances paid by Kela, if you fall ill or take parental leave, for example.Read more about YEL insurance
Pensioners can take care of matters conveniently in the MyPension service. The service allows you to, for example, change your contact details and bank account number, increase your tax percentage or print out a pension certificate.Take a look at topics for pensioners
Use the pension calculators when you plan on retiring. Making a pension estimate can help make a decision, for example when you consider taking out a home loan.Go to the pension calculator in the MyPension service
Support for continuing in working life – vocational rehabilitation
Life can put you in situations where an illness or disease impacts your work. Many means are available to you to help you continue in your job or return to work after your sick leave. Occupational health care services or another health care professional play an important role when you consider alternatives for coping at work and returning to work.
Ilmarinen’s vocational rehabilitation may be an option when your work ability has weakened due to an illness – whether you are an employee or self-employed. It is important to find solutions that support your particular work ability and your return to work early enough.
Paid work is not the only thing that accrues pension
In addition to paid work, the pension accrues from study leading to a degree and working abroad.
Pension accrues on studies resulting in a degree. Studies can also be part of vocational rehabilitation.
Working life and changes in work
Changes in working life can impact how your pension accrues. When you take job alternation leave or parental leave, pension accrues differently than for gainful employment. If you become unemployed, you accrue pension on earnings-related allowance.
You primarily accrue pension abroad on work, but in some countries it is possible to receive pension based on residence only.
Your pension record contains valuable information. We recommend that you check your pension record regularly. You can find the pension record easily by logging in to the MyPension service.Read more about the pension record
Termination of pension
A pension can end for a number of reasons, for example when a pensioner passes away.Read more about the termination of pension
Survivors’ pension for surviving spouses and children
Surviving spouses and children may be entitled to survivors’ pension.Read more about survivors’ pension