Years-of-service pension

You can apply for years-of-service pension if 

  • you are aged 63 or older
    and
  • you have worked for a long time (38 years or more) in strenuous and wearing work. Your employment must continue or have ended no longer than one year ago.

Years-of-service pension may be a viable option when your work ability has permanently diminished due to illness, impairment or injury but you are not yet eligible for disability pension.

If you have already reached your retirement age for old-age pension, you are not eligible for years-of-service pension.

The amount of years-of-service pension is the pension earned up to the end of the month preceding the start of the pension.

How to apply for years-of-service pension

Use the application form to file your application for years-of-service pension 1–2 months before retirement.

You may also apply for a preliminary decision which remains in effect for 6 months. Please mail the application and enclosures to: Keva, FI-00087 KEVA

You will need to enclose the following with your application:

  • medical statement B
  • employer’s statement on job description and job strain level

Please also review your pension record in the My Pension service (available in Finnish and Swedish), as the amount of your pension will be calculated according to this information.