CONDITIONS FOR THE ENTITLEMENT TO WIDOW-ER'S PENSION
General and specific conditions have to be met if a widow-er wants to qualify for a widow-er’s pension. General conditions have to be met by a deceased insured person or beneficiary of pension and disability entitlements, specific ones on the part of a widow or widower.
A. General Conditions on the Part of a Deceased Person
If a deceased person was a member of the insurance scheme, and
If a deceased person was a pension beneficiary, and
If the death of an insured person resulted from an injury at work or occupational disease, a widow or widower is entitled to a widow-er's pension irrespective of the pension qualifying periods completed by the insured person.
When establishing the conditions for the entitlement to a widow-er's pension, a final decision declaring the death of an insured person or beneficiary has the same effect as their death.
B. Special conditions
A WIDOW / WIDOWER
A widow-er's pension can be awarded to a widow/widower, if
1. he/she has reached 56 years of age, and
2. irrespective of his/her age, if:
If he/she becomes disabled during the entitlement to a widow-er's pension awarded pursuant to the above stated conditions, he/she retains his/her entitlement for the duration of such incapacity.
A widow/widower who has been awarded a widow-er’s pension irrespective of their age (due to disability or the children entitled to a survivor's pension for whom he/she has to provide maintenance) and has reached 56 years of age during the entitlement to a widow's/widowers pension, retains his/her entitlement permanently. If such an entitlement terminated before reaching 56 years of age, but after 51 years of age, he/she can reclaim the entitlement to a widow-er's pension when he/she is 56 years age.
3. A widow/widower can exceptionally claim the entitlement to a widow's/widower's pension if by the time of the death of the insured person or beneficiary he/she had not reached 56 years age, yet he/she was 51 years of age, but only after the completion of a waiting period (when she/he is 56 years old).
A widow can also qualify for a widow's pension if she gives birth to a child of an insured person/a beneficiary within 300 days after his/her death.
After the death of an insured person or a beneficiary an entitlement to a widow-er’s pension can, under conditions which apply to a widow or widower, also be awarded to:
A person who has been convicted of an intentional first-degree murder of an insured person / a beneficiary by a final court decision cannot claim an entitlement to a widow-er's pension.
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