# Securing livelihoods and government support
The government can provide people with more than just social allowance or basic security. In this area you will find additional information about support for people on low incomes.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you would like information about your future pension entitlements and your pension start date, you can request this informally at any time.
From your 27th birthday onwards, you will receive annual pension information from your pension insurance provider if you have paid contributions for a total of at least 5 years. You can also request the pension information informally at any time.
If you are no longer able to work due to illness or disability, you can in many cases receive a reduced earning capacity pension.
If your spouse or registered partner dies, in many cases you can receive a widow's or widower's pension.