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Minimum pension amounts

Did you earn a low wage during your career or have a number of gaps in your employment history? A minimum pension amount may apply, meaning that your retirement pension cannot be below a certain amount.

There are several types of minimum amounts

  • The contributory minimum: for salaried workers, artist authors and non-civil servant public sector workers, members of the religious organizations’ scheme, merchants, and craftspeople.
  • Guaranteed minimum: for civil servants
  • Top-up for small pensions: for farmers
  • Pension minimum: for salaried workers belonging to certain special schemes.

 

These minimum amounts are subject to eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements for minimum amounts :

 

The contributory minimum :

salaried workers, artist authors and non-civil servant public sector workers, members of the religiousorganizations’ scheme, merchants, and craftspeople

  • Be eligible for a full-rate pension
  • Have claimed all of your pensions
  • The total amount of your pensions must not exceed a given amount

The guaranteed minimum :

civil servants

  • Been awarded a full-rate retirement pension,
  • Or have reached the age of full-rate entitlement, which is determined by year of birth
  • Or have been awarded a retirement pension on the basis of a work- related or non-work-related disability,
  • Or have been awarded early retirement as a parent of a child with a disability,
  • Or be entitled to early retirement as a civil servant with a disability,
  • Or be entitled to early retirement due to an incurable illness or impairment.

The top-up for small pensions

(farmers)

  • Be eligible for a full-rate pension,
  • Have claimed all of your retirement pensions
  • The total amount of all pensions must not exceed a given amount.

 

Age and amount section › Minimum amounts sub-section › Minimum pension amounts article (Version published on July 5, 2017).

A minimum amount also applies to certain supplementary pensions. To learn more, please refer to your pension schemes’ websites.To estimate the amount of your pension, please log in to your pension account.

 

N.B. :

You may also be eligible for the elderly solidarity allowance (さallocation de solidarité aux personnes âgées, formerly known as "minimum vieillesse"). This is a means-tested benefits based on your personal or, where applicable, on your household income.

For personalized information based on your pension schemes, please log into your pension account.

You can also use this account to :

  • access your career history
  • and estimate your pension entitlements

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