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Old-age pension
Selected Organization: Valsts sociālās apdrošināšanas aģentūra
Brief description:
An old-age pension shall be granted to persons who reside in Latvia, a Member State of the European Union or a country with which Latvia has entered into a contract, if they have reached the age specified for the granting of an old-age pension. In 2020, the retirement age is 63 years and nine months. The length of insurance (employment) shall be not less than 15 years.

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;
• accrued capital at pension level 2;
• the extended length of insurance until 31 December 1995;
• the additional contributions before the pension is granted/recalculated.
Beneficiaries:
Individual
A person who has the right to old-age pension
Maximum period (in working days):
22
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
1. solis / 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);
• by post;
• 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.

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,
• accrued funded pension 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.
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