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A disability pension may be received by socially insured persons living in the territory of Latvia with a length of insurance (employment), which is not less than three years, if the person has a disability determined. The exception is a person whose disability is caused by an accident at work or an occupational disease. A disability pension shall be granted for the whole period of invalidity specified by the State Commission for Health and Work Capability Examination Doctors, but not longer than up to the attainment of the age pension age.

Persons who are in an employment relationship and receive a pension from which personal income tax is to be withheld (IIT) may require the SSIA to deduct 23 per cent instead of 20 per cent. The change in the IIT rate may be made during the tax year. It is appropriate to make a change in the IIT rate if it is expected that the amount of the missing tax should be paid when submitting the annual income statement.
If a person submits a written application, the income tax may be withheld at 23 per cent of the pension during the tax year of the SSIA. This means that, taking into account the person's application “Application for the Change of the Income Tax Rate for Persons Receiving the Services of the SSIA”, the VSAA will apply the withholding rate of 23 per cent of the pension even if the amount of the pension the amount shall not exceed EUR 1667. To request the service, you must fill in for a particular form submission addressed to the SSIA.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The pension must be requested from the date of identification of the disability. If the application has been submitted later, the pension rights shall be not earlier than 6 months prior to the date of submission of the application.

    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);
    • through the competent foreign authority.
    The application may be submitted to any VSAA customer service centre.

    A remote, personalized consultation with the VSAA specialist is available in Oblina, Iluk, Vikek, Viewite, Ruben, Viewite, Pebrile, Drusts, Gauzins, Vara and STOPWKAC.

    An application for the conversion of a pension in connection with the accumulated capital may also be submitted to the unified customer service centres of the State and local governments.

    Together with a request for the granting of a pension or an application for the conversion of a pension in the context of the extended length of insurance up to 31 December 1995, the evidence of the length of insurance must be produced:
    • workbook,
    • Colhozner's workbook,
    • the contract of employment and the documents relating to its performance, indicating the completion of the working period concerned,
    • a cardiologist,
    • a training certificate (certificate, attestation, diploma, statement of the educational institution), documents of the State Archives of Latvia or other State Archives, etc., which prove the length of insurance until 31 December 1995.

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

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting 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 by the VSAA to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) or delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service or paid through the competent authority of the contracting country.