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Income pension complement

The income pension complement is a new benefit that you can get as an addition on your national pension starting September 2021. If you already have national pension you do not need to do anything, you will receive the income pension complement starting September 2021 or when you turn 65. No one needs to apply for the complement, it is automatic when you apply for national pension.  

If you have had a long working life in Sweden, but with a low wage you may be entitled to the income pension complement.

The things that affect your right to and the size of your income pension complement are:

  • The size of your income-based national pension.
  • The number of years you have had a pensionable income in Sweden. 

The income pension complement is included in the national pension

When you submit your application for your national pension, it covers the income pension complement as well, depending on how old you are when submitting your application.

The earliest point at which you can receive the income pension complement is age 65, and it is automatically added to your national pension application or upon you turning 65 if you have accessed your income-based pension earlier. 

Receiving the income pension complement is unaffected by you working simultaneously while receiving your pension, or you choosing to stop working. However, the size of the income pension complement is affected by how much you earn during the additional years with pensionable income and thus get a higher pension.

How much can you get?

The income pension complement is at most SEK 600 before tax but can be as low as SEK 0.

The size of your income-based pension determines which amount you are entitled to. Any income-based pension you receive from another EU/EEA country and Switzerland will affect the amount of income pension complement you receive as well.

You will not receive an income pension complement if you: 

  • Have an income-based pension of SEK 17,000 per month or more, before tax.
  • Have an income-based pension of SEK 9 000 per month or less, before tax. 

The size of the income pension complement is also affected by how many years you have been earning a pensionable income in Sweden. The full income pension complement requires between 35 and 40 years.

The income pension complement if you are receiving pension from another country

The income pension complement is affected by whether you are receiving pension from another EU country, EEA country, or Switzerland. This applies to income based old-age pensions from these countries, just like income based pension from Sweden affects the size of the income pension complement that you are entitled to.

If you have other types of pension, such as survivor's pension, these do not affect the income pension complement.

If you live in or move to another country

You can receive income pension complement if you live in or move to another EU country/EES-country or Switzerland, or a country that Sweden has an agreement with regarding social security. However, if you live in or move to another country, you are not entitled to an income pension complement.

The following countries have an agreement with Sweden regarding social security; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, India, Israel, Canada, Cape Verde, Philippines, Morocco, Québec (Canada Convention), Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and USA.

Report if anything changes

If you receive a new pension, your pension from abroad changes, you emigrate from Sweden, or switch country of residence outside of Sweden you must report this to the Swedish Pension Agency.

If you possess a Swedish bank-ID you will be able to report your pension from abroad on this website.

Register pension from abroad (link to webservice in Swedish)

If you do not have a Swedish bank-ID or wish to report other changes please contact our customer service.