Frequently asked questions about disability pension
The projected pension accrues at a rate of 1.5% per year from the start of the year when your incapacity to work began until you reach the pensionable age for old-age pension. Pension accrues from the earnings that are equivalent to the average of your earnings or YEL income during the five years preceding the date on which your incapacity to work began. The earnings or YEL income for the year in which your incapacity to work began are not taken into account.
For those who are granted disability pension as a young person, the pension will be raised with a one-off increase five years after the commencement of the pension. The amount of the increase depends on the age of the pension recipient.
The amount of partial disability pension is half of the amount of full disability pension. If your earnings-related pension amount falls below the minimum amount, you will also receive a supplementary national pension.
Along with the full disability pension, you may be eligible for the national pension if the amount of your pension does not exceed about 1 200 - 1 400 euro per month. Recipients of partial disability pension are not eligible for the national pension.