Policy Document

Law on the Service Pension of National Security Institutions Officials

Year

2015

Country

Latvia

Topic

Work & Retirement

Subtopic

Early retirement

Main implications

The right to a service pension for national security institution officials is ensured and the procedures for the granting, calculation, and payment thereof is prescribed.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

National security institution officials.

Criteria for coverage

The right to a service pension is granted to persons who:
1) have reached the age of 50 and have a length of service of not less than 20 years, and for the last five of which served as a national security institution official;
2) regardless of age are exempt from service due to health condition according to the State Medical Commission’s Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability, Central Medical Expert examination, Commission of the Ministry of Interior conclusion, or a reduction of officials, and who have a length of service of not less than 20 years;
3) have reached the age of 50 and have a total length of insurance coverage and its equivalent length of service of not less than 25 years, and served as a national security institution official for not less than 12 years and six months of these.

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

"Latvijas Vēstnesis", 107 (5425), 03.06.2015.

Original full text web source in native language

http://www.likumi.lv/ta/id/274417-valsts-drosibas-iestazu-amatpersonu-izdienas-pensiju-likums

Comments & Clarifications

Previous regulations did not include the possibility to receive a service pension for all national security institution officials. As officials were interested in the social insurances provided, among others, by service pensions, it was difficult to ensure rotation among officials.

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Annotation of the law (in Latvian) - http://titania.saeima.lv/LIVS12/SaeimaLIVS12.nsf/0/F5572C0A65A9FECDC2257D9B003F0A6E

Author

Krista Brantevica
External Consultant

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2015): Policy: "Law on the Service Pension of National Security Institutions Officials" (Information provided by Krista Brantevica). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].