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Retirement Pension Procedure

Below are details of the general procedure

What is the Social Security Retirement Pension?

It is an economic benefit consisting of a lifelong, single and imprescriptible pension granted to a worker when that worker stops working due to age.

What formalities are necessary?

  • Filling in the retirement pension application form.
  • The personal and specific documentation indicated in the application form.

Where is it processed?

The application form and necessary documentation must be presented at any Social Security Support and Information Centre of the National Social Security Institute (INSS).

Offshore workers should present it at the provincial headquarters of the Social Marine Institute (SMI).

Acknowledgment of the right is the responsibility of the National Social Security Institute, except for offshore workers, in which case the Social Marine Institute is responsible.

When can the retirement pension be applied for and when do the payments begin?

Affiliated workers can present the retirement pension application form within three months before or after the date on which they stop working. In this case, the economic effects of the pension are generated the day after the date of ceasing the activity.

If the application is presented more than three months after the date of stopping work, the economic effects of the pension are backdated for a maximum of three months from the date of presenting the application.

When does the right to receive the pension expire?

The right to receive the retirement pension expires on the death of the pensioner.


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