What happens to my pension when I die?

In the month of death, the pension benefits are paid once again in full. If there is a surviving spouse or partner, you can apply for a widow’s or widower’s pension. If the deceased spouse did not yet receive his or her own pension, your widow’s or widower’s pension starts on the day of his or her death.
Surviving children and young people are also entitled to a half-orphan’s or orphan’s pension, provided the deceased parent paid into the pension insurance scheme for at least five years or was already receiving a pension.

If you want to understand what you can expect from the german state pension than you can calculate it accurately with our mobile app.

You can also simulate any potential investments in the app that you could make to supplement the state pension.

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