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Structural pension

This article is written according to the legal status current as of: 2019-02-11

Structural pension may be granted to a person who fulfils all the requirements provided in the act of 30 April 2004 on early retirement. The said requirements may be divided into two groups. The first one contains requirements to be fulfilled by all the applicants, the second - special requirements such as: seniority, age, reasons of employment contract termination, etc.

What requirements have to be satisfied by all the applicants?

Structural pension may be granted to the person who:

  • for a period of at least 180 days received the unemployment benefit,
  • is still registered as an unemployed person,
  • while receiving the unemployment benefit did not refuse without a legitimate reason a proposal of suitable employment or another paid activity, or another form of aid offered by the district labour office,
  • submits an application for structural pension within 30 days since the issue of a document attesting the 6-month period of receiving the unemployment benefit,
  • submits an application within 14 days from the day of termination of the employment contract concluded as a consequence of assignment to carry out public works, intervention works or other paid work, if within the period of receiving the unemployment benefit performed other paid work or was employed in view of the Act Employment Promotion and Labour Market Institutions or was employed in intervention works, public works and carried out one of those until after the 6-month period of receiving the unemployment.

What special requirements have to be satisfied by the applicants?

For the applicant to be granted the structural pension, one of the following requirements has to be fulfilled:

 CIRCUMSTANCE  CONDITION  AGE  SENIORITY
Dismissal due to liquidation or insolvency of the employer At least 6 months of work with the employer 56 for woman
61 for man
20 years for woman
25 years for man
Dismissal due to liquidation or insolvency of the employer At least 6 months of work with the employer;
the seniority reached until the December  31st of the year preceding the termination of employment
Regardless of age 34 years for woman
39 years for man
Dismissal for reasons related to the workplace At least 6 months of work with the employer 55 for woman
60 for man
30 years for woman
35 years for man
Dismissal for reasons related to the workplace At least 6 months of work with the employer Regardless of age 35 years for woman
40 years for man
Business bankruptcy Business activity and premiums payment have to be conducted continuously for the period of at least 24 months 56 for woman
61 for man
20 years for woman
25 years for man
Cessation of the right to the disability pension The pension has to be continuously received for the period of at least 5 years;
registration with the district labour office within 30 days since the cessation of the right to that pension
55 for woman 60 for man  20 years for woman
25 years for man

What is the amount of the structural pension?

Since March the 1st, 2019 the structural pension amounts to 1 1140,99 PLN gross. Structural pension is subject to periodic valorisation which is conducted on the terms and within time limits provided in the act of 30 April 2004 on early retirement.

Legal basis

The Act of 30 April 2004 on the retirement benefits (Journal of Laws No. 120, item. 1252, as amended.)

Development: Editorial team of Zielona Linia 


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