Receiving additional NII benefits


Under the law, the National Insurance Institute will not pay simulatneously several benefits to one individual, and one must therefore choose one of the benefits (except for child allowance and long-term care benefit, which are paid even while being entitled to an old-age pension).

Here is a calculator to examine whether a person can receive more than one benefit from the National Insurance Institute.

  • A person entitled to both an old-age pension and a survivors’ pension (widow or widower's pension) who has completed a qualifying period, will receive a full old-age pension as well as half of the survivors’ pension due him.
    Qualification: This right is not available to a housewife who is entitled to an old-age pension.
  • A woman who is entitled to both an old-age pension and a benefit to dependents of a work-injured person, will receive the full old age pension along with half the dependents’ benefit, or half the old-age pension along with the full dependents' benefit.
  • A person entitled to both an old-age pension and a permanent work disability pension, must choose one of the benefits. If the work disability pension is selected, its rate will not be less than that of the old-age pension the recipient would have received.
    Under certain circumstances, the National Insurance Institute will capitalize the disability pension (paying a lump sum instead of a pension), and after the capitalization the person will receive the old-age pension due him.
  • A woman aged 62-67 who is entitled to both an old-age pension and an unemployment benefit, will receive the higher sum of the two.
    Please note
    : A woman who stopped working at retirement age or shortly after and is eligible for an old-age pension, should approach an unemployment center to ensure full realization of her rights to an unemployment benefit.
  • A woman aged 62-67 who is eligible to an old age pension and has limited mobility might be eligible for a mobility allowance.