In the future, Estonians in countries lacking social security conventions can receive pensions too ({{commentsTotal}})


Currently, only Estonians living in the EU or in other countries with which it has pension contracts have been receiving state pensions. In the future, Estonian citizens living in countries with which Estonia does not have social security agreements in force can begin receiving state pensions as well.

State pensions are currently available to Estonian citizens in 35 countries outside of Estonia; 160 countries will be joining that list in 2018. By that time, there may be as many as 360 pension claimants in these third countries, reported ETV’s news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera”.

According to Estonia’s Minister of Social Protection margus Tsahkna, citizens living in third countries could apply for old-age pensions, survivor’s pension, and special pensions.

“Anyone receiving a pension in a third country must report that he is alive and in good health, or at least alive, which means that we will not be paying out pensions for those who have already departed from this world,” Tsahkna explained. “We are working on making this notification system as simple as possible.”

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: