First, you must work and pay taxes to receive a general pension. You will send an orange envelope the year after declaring it as a receipt. You can estimate how significant your defined-contribution occupational pension capital is. You will also see if you are entitled to a defined-benefit occupational pension or earned pension rights. The pension statement shows the value of your occupational pension at the turn of the year. The amount is calculated as if you will not work more within the Church of Sweden, and we would pay the pension from the time you turn 65 and if you live. For each time you work, you will earn more pension. The pension statement also shows how large the pension can be if you continue working within the United States until you turn 65.
Who is Eligible for a Pension?
Everyone who has worked and lived in America receives a general pension based on all income for which you pay tax. It also applies to income such as unemployment, sickness, activity, and parental benefits. It covers whether the pension you have earned yourself is low. 17.8% of your pensionable income is allocated to the general pension every year. The most significant part, 15% points, goes to the income pension. The remaining amount, 2.8% points, goes to a premium pension. For those with low incomes, the guaranteed pension is extra support. For the years you have children under the age of four, you can receive extra payments to the pension. Parents who have made at least during the year receive additional pension rights for their future pension.
Gives Pension Rights in General Pension
- Income from employment for which you pay tax.
- Income from own company.
- Compensation from the unemployment insurance fund.
- Sickness benefit
- Parental allowance
- Sickness and activity compensation
- Children under the age of four
Does Not Provide a General Pension
- Capital gains
- Child benefit
- Maintenance support
- Tax-free scholarships
- Income you earned in other countries.
- Black income
- Pension payments
Facts About General Pension and Total Pension
Those who retire must make a tax card for their pension, as pensions are taxed differently than salary income. It pays to make a tax card for retirement immediately after the retirement decision. A general pension consists of income, premium, supplementary, and guarantee assistance. The total retirement consists of general, occupational, and private pensions. If you take out the pension before 65, it will be lower than if you work until you turn 65. The pension decreases by about 0.6 percent per month as you take it out before 65. Your pension capital will last for several years and partly because the payments to your pension capital are made for fewer years.
Retirement After 65 Years
There is no fixed retirement age, but you choose when you want to retire, at the earliest from the age of 61. The latest withdrawal date depends on the occupational pension agreement and type of benefit. If you withdraw the pension after age 65, it will be higher than if you withdraw the pension at 65. It is partly because your pension capital is not expected to be sufficient for many years. The payments to your pension capital are made for a more extended period than those who work until 65. The pension increases by about 0.6% per month as you take it out after 65 years.