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The widow’s pension for civil servants is calculated in a similar way as for those with statutory insurance (GRV).
It amounts to 60 percent of the pension of the deceased. However, this only applies if the marriage took place before 1 January 2002. For marriages after that date, it is 55 per cent. Surviving children receive 12 percent of the deceased’s pension, orphans receive 20 percent. The survivor’s own income reduces the entitlement, as this is taken into account proportionally. However, the widow’s pension amounts to a minimum of 20 per cent of the civil servant’s pension.
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