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A retirement pension shall be granted to workers living in Latvia in certain occupations or jobs who, after working a specified time, have lost their professional skills or work is related to social hazards.
This pension may be received if the term laid down by law has been worked in a position or profession, a certain age has been reached, and further work is no longer in a position or profession which gives entitlement to a retirement pension.

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 from the date of attainment of the specified retirement age and the termination of the employment relationship in the profession which entitles the right to a retirement pension. If the application for a service pension to be granted in accordance with the Law On State Pensions has been submitted later, the pension entitlement shall be not earlier than 6 months prior to the date of submission of the application. Retirement pensions to be granted in accordance with the service pension law must be requested by the relevant institution within the time limit specified in the service pension law.

    In order to claim a pension, a specific form of application addressed to the SSIA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • electronically - using the official electronic address (e-address) or e-mail (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • through the competent foreign authority.
    The application may be submitted to any VSAA customer service centre.

    The following shall be presented together with the request for a pension:
    1. a statement from the employer that the work of the employee conforms to the professions specified in the Regulations On Retirement Pensions;
    2. a document certifying that the person no longer works in the profession which gave entitlement to a retirement pension;
    3. Documents certifying the length of insurance:
    • 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.

    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.