Payment of pension
Pension can be received at the place of residence or in the bank account or postal account system (PNS).
It must be considered delivery of pension to the place of clients’ residence is at their cost and the price is 2,39 euro.
After year 2002 for persons who are permanently moving to a foreign country, pensions granted in the Republic of Latvia can be continued to be paid to a bank account in Latvia
In this case, it is necessary for the concerned person to contact the SSIA (Social Security Insurance Agency) department prior to leaving, he/she should provide personal ID, submit a claim for continued payment of their pension, specify the bank account of the credit institution in Latvia, as well as specify his/her new address of residence.
If the concerned person has already moved to a foreign country and wishes to continue receiving their pension in Latvia, the previously stated documents should be sent by mail or submitted by the mediation of an authorized person, attaching to the claim a notarial certification (prepared no later than one month before submitting the claim) which testifies that the recipient of the pension is alive.
Henceforth, any person that is living in a foreign country and receiving a Latvian pension, will have to submit to the SSIA department (each year during the period 1st of October – 15th of December) a written claim for continued payment of a pension, sending it by mail or submitting it by the mediation of an authorized person. A notarial certification (prepared no later than one month before submitting the claim) which testifies that the recipient of the pension is alive has to be attached to the claim.
When submitting documents issued in foreign countries, they have to be formatted accordingly to the rules of document validation. If the document has been issued in a foreign language, a translation of the document might be necessary.
A claim for continued payment of a pension can also be submitted personally in the SSIA department, upon presenting personal ID. In this case, it is not necessary to present a notarial certification which testifies that the recipient of the pension is alive.