Price
Free
Execution deadline in working days
22
Recipient
Individual person
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Receiving restrictions
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Old age pension is granted to persons residing in Latvia, a Member State of the European Union, or in a country with which Latvia has entered into agreement, if these persons have reached the age determined for granting the pension. In 2021, the stipulated retirement age is 64 years.

The granted old age pension is recalculated upon the request of the beneficiary of the pension, taking into consideration:
• the accumulated pension capital after granting/recalculation of pension;
• the accumulated capital in 2nd pillar pensions;
• supplemented length of insurance period until 31 December 1995;
• supplemented contributions before granting/recalculation of the pension.

The persons who are in employment relationships and receive a pension of which the personal income tax (PIT) should be deducted may request SSIA to deduct 23 per cent instead of 20 per cent when paying the benefit. The PIT rate may be changed during the taxation year. The change of PIT rate is expedient if it is expected that the missing tax amount would have to be paid in upon submission of the annual income tax return.
If the person submits a written application, SSIA may deduct income tax according to 23 per cent rate during the taxation year. It means that taking into consideration the person’s application “Application for change of personal income tax rate for persons receiving SSIA services”, SSIA will apply the tax deduction rate of 23 per cent from the pension even if the amount of pension does not exceed 1,667 Euro. A certain type of application addressed to SSIA should be completed to request this service.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The pension must be claimed not earlier than 1 month before the date of attainment of the specified retirement age. 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 www.latvija.lv 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. 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.
    Remote, personalized consultation with a VSAA specialist is available in the unified customer service centers of the state and municipalities of Olaine, Ilūkste, Višķu, Viļaka, Viesite, Rubene, Pededze, Drustu, Gaujiena, Variņa, Ērgeme, Stopiņu, Alūksne, Rundāle and Vecumnieku.

    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, refusal, 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.

    Requesting the conversion of a pension in connection with:
    • accrued retirement capital,
    • in the case of additional contributions prior to the granting of a pension,
    No additional documents need to be submitted.

    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 www.latvija.lv, 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) or delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service.
    or paid through the competent authority of the contracting country.