Individuals who were born on or after 1 January 1955

General information

The following applies to individuals having accumulated insurance months before 1 January 2005 and who were born on or after 1 January 1955.

  • Eligibility is determined based on the provisions of the Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz (ASVG) and the Allgemeines Pensionsgesetz (APG), depending on which is more beneficial to the claimant.
  • According to section 3 of the B-VG on the different age limits for male and female social security beneficiaries, "beginning on January 1, 2024, the age limit for old-age pensions for female insured persons shall be increased by six months on January 1 until 2033."

Women born as of January 1964 are affected by the increase in the women's pension age.

Standard retirement age of women born as of January 1964
Born Standard retirement age
between 1 January 1964 and 30 June 1964 60,5
between 1 July 1964 and 31 December 1964 61
between 1 January 1965 and 30 June 1965 61,5
between 1 July 1965 and 31 December 1965 62
between 1 January 1966 and 30 June 1966 62,5
between 1 July 1966 and 31 December 1966 63
between 1 January 1967 and 30 June 1967 63,5
between 1 July 1967 and 31 December 1967 64
between 1 January 1968 and 30 June 1968 64,5
after 30 June 1968 65


The flexible retirement scheme [Korridorpension] allowing early retirement from the age of 62 is essentially only relevant for men, as the retirement age for drawing an old-age pension for women will remain below 62 until 2028.


Individuals who were born on or after 1 January 1955



In accordance with the Allgemeines Pensionsgesetz, pension benefits are now calculated solely on the basis of completed insurance periods, and there is no differentiation between paid contribution periods and credited contribution periods.


Claiming the right to pension by application until the end of the month before retirement.

Competent authority

The pension insurance institution responsible for determining the pension entitlement and for calculation and payment of the pension is determined based on the pension insurance (ASVG, GSVG, BSVG) applicable for the majority of the insurance months in the previous 15 years before the effective date. In so-called "migrant insurance", the responsible pension insurance institution takes the insurance months accrued in other pension insurance schemes in the pension determination procedure.


A pension must be applied for. An application form is provided. An informal written letter is also classed as an application. A pension application should be submitted two to three months before the start of the pension but by the end of the last month before retirement at the latest.

Required documents

The pension insurance institution will advise which documents are required.

Costs and fees

There are no costs involved.

Further information

Further Links

Legal basis

Link to form

Application for an old-age pensionGerman text

Authentication and signature

Electronically: registration using the ID Austria (only possible with the Austrian Pension Insurance Fund (PVA)) – Information on the changeover from mobile phone signature and citizen cards to ID AustriaGerman text.
In writing: informal letter (form to be submitted later).
In person: in this case, you should take with you the necessary documents, such as your birth certificate, birth certificates for your children, your residence registration form, your marriage certificate, where appropriate, and an identity document.

Means of redress or appeal

The insurance institution will make a decision on the pension application in an official notification. A complaint may be lodged with the competent Labour and Social Court within three months of delivery of the official notification.

Assistance and problem-solving services

Further service points
Ombudsman service for the competent pension insurance institution

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 10 November 2023
Responsible for the content:
  • Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions
  • Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection