Career pension enables those who have worked for a long time in a strenuous job to retire prior to the lowest pensionable age.
You are eligible for a career pension if:
1. You are at least 63 years of age;
2. Your work ability has weakened due to an illness, disability or injury;
3. You have been working for a minimum of 38 years in a strenuous job; and
4. You are currently working or your work has ended less than one year ago.
Career pension can be granted to cover the period between the age of 63 and the lowest pensionable age. Once the lowest pensionable age is reached, the pension converts automatically into old-age pension. The lowest age limit for old-age pension for those born in 1956 is 63 years and 6 months, so they only have the possibility to receive career pension for a maximum of 6 months. Correspondingly, those born in 1957 can receive career pension for 9 months, because their lowest pensionable age is 63 years and 9 months.