How long is the pension paid after death?

If a person dies, the surviving spouse of the deceased receives the full amount of the pension for three months after the death. This is to bridge the period after the death. However, you have to apply for the payments for the so-called “death quarter year” at the pension insurance with the death certificate. During the quarter of the year of death, your salary or pension will not be taken into account, but it will be taken into account for the widow’s pension later on.

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