Which periods are taken into account for the pension?

Contribution periods: This includes all months for which compulsory or voluntary contributions were paid.
Consideration periods, such as periods of bringing up a child up to the age of 10. However, caring for a relative also used to be included in the periods taken into account.
Attendance of general education schools, technical colleges or universities as well as participation in vocational preparation measures: They count as credited periods from the age of 17. However, these periods can only be credited to your pension account if you apply for them and provide the relevant evidence. A maximum of eight years can be credited.

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