If you would like information about your future pension entitlements and your pension start date, you can request this informally at any time.If you are no longer able to work due to illness or disability, you can receive a reduced earning capacity pension in many cases.If your spouse or registered partner dies, in many cases you can receive a widow's or widower's pension.From your 27th birthday, 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.Children for whom one or both parents have died can apply for an orphan's pension.If you receive rehabilitation benefits from the pension insurance and your entitlement to continued payment of wages or salaries ends, then you could be entitled to transitional benefits.Your child had an accident at kindergarten or school and therefore has to be cared for by you at home? If so, you can receive child injury benefit under certain conditions.
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