Child’s pension

Child’s pension can be paid to children under the age of 18 and young persons who are students and aged 18-24. The studies must be full time and lead to an occupation. 

The amount of child’s pension depends on the number of children claiming the pension: 

  • If the child’s pension is claimed by one child, the amount of pension accounts for 25 per cent of the injured person’s annual earnings. 
  • If the child’s pension is claimed by two children, the total amount of pension accounts for 40 per cent of the injured person’s annual earnings so that each child receives 20 per cent of the annual earnings. 
  • If the child’s pension is claimed by three children, the total amount of pension accounts for 50 per cent of the injured person’s annual earnings so that each child receives 16.67 per cent of the annual earnings. 
  • If the child’s pension is claimed by four or more children, the total amount of pension accounts for 55 per cent of the injured person’s annual earnings divided by the number of children. 

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The child’s pension granted until the age of 21 and paid by Kela under the Survivors’ Pension Act is reduced from the child’s pension.

Modified 04.08.2016