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11.1.2022 Press releases

Survivors’ pensions reformed – new calculator helps assess the pension amount

Earnings-related survivors’ pensions were reformed as of the beginning of 2022. As a result, both the surviving spouse’s pension and the orphan’s pension were amended. The amendments do not apply to surviving spouses whose spouse passed away before 2022. has introduced a new calculator that can be used to calculate the pension received by the surviving spouse and the orphan(s).

25.11.2021 News

Social security agreement between Finland and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2022

The social security agreement between Finland and Japan will enter into force on 1 February 2022. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, and Takashi Murata, Japan’s Ambassador to Finland, exchanged notes on 25 November to bring the bilateral agreement into force. When the agreement enters into force, workers posted to a Contracting State will avoid double pension and unemployment insurance contributions.