Disability pension: If you are too ill, you can retire earlier
Created: 07/01/2022, 11:40 am
By: Jasmin Pospiech
Pensioners should be relieved due to inflation.
This also applies to people who receive a disability pension.
What's behind it.
It was only recently decided that the
pension will increase by more than five percent from July 1, 2022
That's good news, after all, as a result of the
Corona and Ukraine crises
, food, petrol and the like are also becoming increasingly expensive.
But the large-scale
package did not initially consider pensioners.
Retire earlier thanks to a disability pension
People who receive a disability pension also benefit from the Corona subsidy.
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With the pension adjustment, the exorbitant price increase this year has now been mitigated.
In addition, people who receive a
should also receive the subsidy.
For health reasons, they are no longer able to work.
A pension should therefore replace the income in the event of a full reduction in earning capacity, as reported by the
German pension insurance
If you can still work a few hours a day, the pension due to a partial reduction in earning capacity supplements the respective income.
However, it is also important that the point in time is still
below the regular retirement age
It is then checked whether there are or need measures to help the person concerned to earn their living again.
professional rehabilitation or reintegration
If both are not possible, an assessment is made of how much work the affected person can still do.
In concrete terms, this means whether you will receive a
pension due to a full or partial reduction in earning capacity
must be met.
You must be insured with the German pension insurance for at least five years before the onset of the reduction in earning capacity.
You must have paid compulsory contributions to the pension insurance for at least three years in the last five years before the onset of the reduction in earning capacity (e.g. in an employment relationship).
Disability pension: More money up to and including 2024
If you meet all the conditions and receive a disability pension, you are also entitled to the Corona subsidy.
According to this, Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (49, SPD) is said to have explained the following to the
editorial network Germany
: "With the surcharge for the disability pension, we are making it clear: Even in these times, we are on the side of those who
can no longer work
due to illness or an accident
. Around three million people are affected in this country.
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Heil has also announced that recipients of disability pensions will receive an additional
from July 1, 2024
All those who entered the disability pension between January 1, 2001 and June 30, 2014 receive the subsidy.
For the state, this means that in 2024 it will have to raise around 1.3 billion euros more for additional pension expenditure.
In the following year it should be double, after that the additional expenditure will decrease again, it concludes.