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Pension benefit entitlements - persons born in or after 1955


The provisions of the General Pensions Act (Allgemeines Pensionsgesetz, APG) are applicable to all individuals born on or after 1 January 1955.

Within this group of individuals, a distinction is made between

  • Individuals who first obtained mandatory pension insurance on or after 1 January 2005. The amount of their pension is based on the pension account.
  • Individuals who prior to 1 January 2005 had accrued an insured month in the pension insurance scheme. The amount of their pension is based on a mixed system of former legislation and pension account (parallel accounting).
Beginning on 1 January 2014, the entitlements accrued through that date will be transferred to the pension account by way of a credit.