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The old-age pension is granted to persons who have reached the age specified for the granting of an old-age pension and their length of insurance (employment) is not less than 15 years. In 2023, the retirement age is 64 years and 9 months. The old-age pension granted shall be recalculated at the request of the beneficiary, taking into account:
• accrued retirement capital following the granting/conversion of a pension;
• the extended length of insurance until 31 December 1995;
• the additional contributions before the pension is granted/recalculated.
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 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 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.
    A remote, personalized consultation with the VSAA specialist is available in Oblina, Ilusta, Vikek, Viehite, Ruben, Pebrin, Drusta, Gautousa, Varina, Eagle, Stopple, Aluksne, Rundal and Vecumnieku VKAC.

    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, 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.