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:
The energy relief payment (Energiepreispauschale) of €300 will be paid out by the Pensions Payment Offices until December 15, 2022. New pensioners who will receive a pension payment for the first time at the end of December 2022 will generally receive the energy relief payment at the start of 2023.
It is a separate one-time payment that is not paid together with the current pension. The payment in the amount of €300 will be listed on your account statement and have "energy relief payment" as a payment reference.
You are eligible for the payment if you were entitled as of December 1, 2022, to receive an old-age pension, a reduced earning capacity pension or a surviving dependent’s pension from the statutory pension insurance scheme. Whether your pension has a fixed term or otherwise does not affect eligibility. Married couples can both receive the energy relief payment if both are currently drawing statutory pensions. If a single person receives multiple pensions (for example, an old-age pension and a widow/widower’s pension), the energy relief payment will be one-time only.
Residence in Germany is also required for the payment. No application must be submitted and payment is automatic.
Additional information can be found online at bmas.de/entlastung-fuer-rentner or you can call the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) at +49 (0)30 221 911 001 (Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
Do you live outside Germany and haven't received a pension payment since the end of November?
You haven’t received a pension payment since the end of November because Renten Service did not receive the completed and signed life certificate form within the deadline.
Please send us your life certificate, signed by you and officially confirmed, immediately so that we can resume your payments without delay. You will then also be reimbursed for all outstanding payments.
Here you can find information regarding the 2022 life certificate in your language
Here you can find the 2022 life certificate/certificate of nationality form in your language
The statutory pensions will be adjusted as of July 1, 2022.
Pensions will increase by 5.35% this year in the former West German states.
Pensions will increase by 6.12% in the former East German states.
The corresponding adjustment notification will be sent out beginning in mid-June 2022.
Everything you need to know about your pension adjustment notification can be found in our FAQs.
The German Basic Pension Act entered into force on January 1, 2021. The basic pension is not a separate payment. It is paid out as a supplement to your state pension. The Federal Ministry of Labour expects around 1.3 million pensioners from a total of around 21 million will receive the supplementary basic pension.
Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German statutory pension insurance fund) checks whether the conditions for the basic pension supplement have been met for each pension recipient on a case-by-case basis. Please note: You do not need to do anything. There is no need to submit an application.
Since mid-July 2021, Deutsche Rentenversicherung has been automatically checking all new pension applications (new pensions) for entitlement to basic pension supplements.
In addition, until December 2021, both the entitlement check for pensioners receiving social security benefits such as a housing allowance or basic benefits for old age and reduced earning capacity, and the check for existing pensions with pension eligibility pre-1992 were carried out.
Effective February 2022, Deutsche Rentenversicherung will begin reviewing existing pensions with a pension start date of 1992 or later. This process should be completed by December 2022.
If you meet the conditions for the basic pension supplement, you will be notified to this effect by your pension insurance provider and informed of the level of supplement you are eligible for. In the event this process reveals no entitlement to the basic pension supplement, no notification will be sent.
In all cases, the basic pension will be paid out retroactively. This means: In the event you do not receive notification until December 2022, you will receive all of your payments for the period since January 2021 in one single payment.
Deutsche Rentenversicherung is offering a hotline for questions relating to the new basic pension. If you have any questions about the basic pension, contact the free hotline 0800 1000 4800, Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays until 3:30 p.m.
Further information is available here (currently only in German):
FAQs regarding the statutory pension
FAQs for company pensioners and allowance beneficiaries