Here you will find information regarding your statutory pension and have the opportunity to notify us of any changes.
These pages will provide you with more information about the topic of pension payment. The core mission of the Renten Service is ensuring on-time, reliable and efficient payment of statutory pension as well as providing services related to private and company pension plans:
You will receive a duplicate “Lebensbescheinigung” form from Renten Service if the first has not been received by the end of August. If usual mail transit times overlap, our duplicate request can be ignored.
Your proof of life (“Lebensbescheinigung”) needs to have been received by 15 October 2021.
Pensions will not be adjusted this year in the former West German states.
In the states of former East Germany, pensions will be increased by 0.72% as of July 1, 2021, as part of the initiative to gradually adjust “East” pensions to match “West” pensions.
Everything you need to know about your pension adjustment notification can be found in our FAQs.
The German Basic Pension Act (Gesetz zur Grundrente) will become effective as of January 1, 2021. Please note: The basic pension is not a separate payment. It is paid out as a supplement to your statutory pension.
Deutsche Rentenversicherung examines whether the conditions for the basic pension supplement have been met for each pension recipient on a case-by-case basis. You do not need to do anything. There is no need to submit an application.
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If you meet the conditions, Deutsche Rentenversicherung will send you a notification informing you of the amount of your supplement. The first notifications will begin going out in July 2021 at the earliest. It may take until the end of 2022 for some notifications to be sent.
In any event, the basic pension will be paid out retroactively. This means that if you do not receive your notification until December 2022, you will receive all of your basic pension supplement payments for the period from January 2021 to December 2022 in a single payment.
Information regarding the basic pension is provided by Deutsche Rentenversicherung, for example through its toll-free number 0800 1000 4800 from Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. or on Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Further information is available here:
FAQs regarding the statutory pension
FAQs for company pensioners and allowance beneficiaries