Widow’s and widower’s pension
Pension for a spouse or registered partner, who has children when widowed. Widows and widowers only have a right to such a pension for as long as they have children under the age of 18. Childless widows also have a right to such a pension if they are over 45 when widowed and were married for at least five years. The widow’s and widower’s pension corresponds to a maximum of 80 % of the old-age pension. If someone is entitled to OASI or DI at the same time as the widow / widower’s pension, only the higher pension is paid.
Merkblatt 3.03 - Hinterlassenenrenten der AHV