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Insurance periods after 1 January 2005


The insurance periods acquired after 1 January 2005 by persons born on or after 1 January 1955 will be subject to the regulations of the Austrian General Pension Law (APG).

Insurance periods are the basis for your entitlement to a pension and determine your benefits.

Insurance periods are:

  • Periods in which you make statutory contributions as a result of paid employment
  • Periods of statutory contribution in which you are covered by partial insurance (e.g. during periods of unemployment, childcare, national service, community service
  • Periods in which you pay voluntary contributions.