Execution deadline in working days
Individual person
Receiving restrictions

In the event of the death of the recipient of the pension, the surviving spouse or his or her registered partner shall be paid an allowance in the amount of 50% of the pension granted to the deceased spouse or registered partner, in the amount of which the supplement to the pension for the period of insurance (work) accumulated until 31 December 1995 is also included. The allowance shall be paid for 12 months from the date of death of the pensioner (a lump sum shall be paid in the event of the death of the recipient of the institutions' service pension). The allowance may be received if the recipient of an old-age, disability, survivor's, service or special state pension has been in a registered marriage or partnership with the surviving spouse or partner on the day of death and the surviving spouse or registered partner is the recipient of an old-age, disability, service or special state pension.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months of the date of death of the deceased person. If the application has been submitted later, the entitlement to the benefit shall be not earlier than 6 months prior to the date of submission of the application.
    The benefit of the deceased spouse, who is paid in accordance with the service pension law of the institution concerned, must be requested within 12 months from the date of death of the deceased spouse (except in the case of the death of a safety official or emergency medical service in the event of the death of the employee in the provision of emergency medical assistance, in the event of the death of the recipient of a service pension - must be claimed within 6 months).

    In order to claim a pension, a specific form of application addressed to the SSIA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • on the portal;
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • electronically (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • by post;
    • through the competent foreign authority.
    An application may be submitted in person to any VSAA customer service centre or to the unified customer service centres of the State and local governments.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting or conversion of a pension may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall, at the choice of the recipient, be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS), delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service, or paid through the competent authority of the contracting country.