Are you about to retire or are you curious about how pensions work? Here you can find out about government occupational pensions, partial pensions, insurance, disability pensions and emeriti.
As an employee, you are entitled to stay in your job up to and including the month you turn 68.
NEWS! As of 1 January 2020, new regulations will apply for prolonged employment protection. If a decision has not been made that your employment will be discontinued on age grounds by 31 December 2019, you are entitled to stay in your job up to and including the month you turn 68.
Employees can get advice in view of their retirement from the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV). SPV can help you with your application and in making a forecast.
Read more about your government employee pension on the website of the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV)
Go to the web portal minpension.se for an overview of your pension
If you need more information about your pension, you can contact the SPV customer service by telephone 060-18 76 00 or email kundservice [at] spv [dot] se.
How to apply for retirement
As an employee, you enter your application in SSC Primula for termination of employment due to retirement age or partial pre-retirement. Your application for a retirement pension and approval of your employment details are to be sent to the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV) according to the instructions stated in the forms they send out.
You can receive a partial pension, subject to your manager’s approval, as of the month you turn 61 and at most until you are 64 years and 11 months old. The partial pension can amount to half of full-time working hours at most.
As an employee, you have an obligation to report any secondary employment. If your secondary employment is not approved, your partial pension may be reviewed.
Your government occupational pension is not affected if you take out partial pension. Your national retirement pension, on the other hand, may be affected.
If you need more information about how partial pensions work, contact the pensions officer in the HR department or read more in SPV’s information material.
Read more about partial pension on the SPV website (in Swedish)
The partial pension makes up 60 per cent of the lost income. If your fixed salary changes, the partial pension is recalculated to the same degree as the change to the fixed salary.
Full/time salary SEK 30 000
Partial retirement 20 %
Salary for hours worked 80 % of 30 000 SEK = 24 000 SEK
Partial pension for 20 % partial retirement 60 % of SEK 6 000, i.e. SEK 3 600
Total salary and partial pension SEK 27 600
How to apply for partial pension
Complete the form "Application for partial pension" and send it to:
Download application for partial pension (PDF 39 kB, new tab)
As a government employee, you are automatically covered by the public sector group life insurance TGL-S. This insurance means that your family can receive financial support if you die. The money is paid out as a tax-free lump sum equivalent to at least six times the price base amount. This applies if the deceased was a government employee at the time of death.
Read more about Service Group Life Insurance on the SPV website
If you need further information on the public sector group life insurance, you can contact the SPV customer service by telephone 060-18 76 00 or email kundservice [at] spv [dot] se.
If you are ill for an extended period, you may be entitled to a disability pension from the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV). This is on condition that you are a government employee and that the Social Insurance Office is paying your sickness compensation or activity compensation. As long as you are receiving sickness compensation from the Social Insurance Office (Försäkringskassan), however, you are not entitled to a disability pension from SPV.
The size of your disability pension
If you receive sickness compensation or activity compensation, your disability pension from SPV corresponds to about 15 per cent of your salary.
The salary which SPV uses to calculate your disability pension is referred to as a pension base, which in simple terms means the average value of your salary over the last five years. If you have a salary which is above approximately SEK 27 700 per month, the disability pension will be higher.
If the Social Insurance Office reduces or increases your sickness compensation or your activity compensation, your disability pension will be adjusted accordingly.
How to apply for disability pension
You apply for disability pension by sending the decision from the Social Insurance Office to the Salary Office. Contact your payroll officer for more information.
Find your payroll officer here
Disability pension after the end of your employment
If you have terminated your government employment and are ill, you may also be entitled to a disability pension.
Contact the SPV customer service by telephone 060-18 76 00 or email kundservice [at] spv [dot] se for more information.
Retired professors – continued activity
The University has decided on regulations for the activity of retired professors.
Regulations on the activity of retired professors (PDF 61 kB, new tab)
If you are a retired professor, professor emeritus/emerita, you may be able to continue your activity without being employed, in certain cases. This requires your head of department to approve your application. The application is to be sent to the relevant head of department at the latest three months before your planned retirement.
If the head of department intends to approve your continued activity, you must both agree on the conditions for the activity according to a specially designed template.
Template – Professors emeriti, in Swedish (Word 84 kB, new window)
If you have more questions regarding emeriti, you can contact your nearest human resources officer.
If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website.
Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.
Watch a recorded webinar in English about occupational pension in Sweden for state employees made by the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV)
Read more about:
- Your pension insurance (on the Kåpan website)
- The Pensions agreement for government employees PA03 (in Swedish, on the website of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers)
- Pension compensation in case of redundancy (transition agreement) (in Swedish, on the website of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers)