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Pension due to resulting from an inability to work


The financial benefit owing to the insured who is unable to work, has the required period of payment and non-payment of contributions and the inability to work occurred in the periods set forth in the provisions of law, not later however than 18 months from the end of these periods. This requirement does not relate to a person insured who has proved the contributory and non-contributory period of at least 20 years for women and 25 years for man and is completely incapable of work. The benefit is respect of accident at work or occupational disease is awarded irrespective of the duration of accident insurance period and irrespective of the date of occurrence of incapacity for work due to accident at work or occupational disease.

Judgement on partial or total inability to work is issued by board certified occupational medicine physician from the Social Insurance Institution or a medical expert from Agricultural Social Insurance Fund.

  • Act of 17 December 1998 on Pensions from the Social Insurance Fund
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2021 r. poz. 291, z późn. zm.)
  • Act of 20 December 1990 on the Social Insurance for Farmers
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2021 r. poz. 266, z późn. zm.)

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