Pension in Poland for Ukrainians: who can claim payments

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Pension in Poland for Ukrainians: who can claim payments

Refugees from Ukraine who live in Poland and have work experience there can apply for a pension. Learn more about the requirements to receive money

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Ukrainians living in Poland and having official work experience there can apply for a pension in this country.


Who can apply for a Polish pension?


Those persons who:


• had the last official place of employment in Poland;

• had a job under an employment contract or under a commission contract;

• have reached retirement age: 60 for women and 65 for men;

• have the appropriate minimum work experience: 20 years for women and 25 for men;

• permanently reside in Poland.


All pensioners in Poland are divided into three age groups, each of which has its own pension calculation procedure.


The first group is people born before 1949. If you belong to this category, you can claim a minimum pension in Poland of PLN 1,217.98 (approximately UAH 9,200). To receive a pension, women need to have 20 years of service, and men - 25 years. But not all of them should be in Poland. For example, you worked in Poland for only a year or two, and in Ukraine for 30-40 years - this experience will also be counted.


The second group is people born between 1949 and 1969. If you fall into this category, the amount of your pension will depend on how much you and your employer have paid in taxes to the Pension Fund and the Social Security Administration. In this case, the amount of pension payments can be any. The minimum amount of pension in this case is not established, so the pension can be very small.


The third group is people born after 1969. If you belong to this category, the amount of your pension will also depend on the taxes you pay. But if in the case of the second group the employer must pay taxes either to the Social Insurance Office or to the Pension Fund, then in the third - to both organizations.


Is it possible to receive a pension both in Poland and in Ukraine?


Yes, there is a bilateral agreement on social security between the countries. This allows those Ukrainians who moved to Poland, but before that were employed in Ukraine, to receive a pension for work in both countries. It is important to note that from Poland you will receive payments for work experience here, and from Ukraine - for work experience in this country, respectively.


In order to summarize the Polish work experience with the Ukrainian one, you need to take a certificate from the place of work and submit it to the department of the Social Insurance Office at the place of residence in Poland. By the way, both pensions can be paid into one account.


We will remind you! Previously, we talked about how to correctly issue a dismissal from work in Poland. More details at the link.

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