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Benefit disability pension

This pension is appointed and paid to the following persons who have declared their residence or are included in the accountancy of persons, who have not declared their residence:

  • Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter - RL).
  • To the citizens of the European Union (EU) Member States or Member State of the European Free Trade Association belonging to the European Economic Area and their family members* issued with documents evidencing or granting the right to reside in the RL.
  • Foreigners having a RL long-term residency permit to live in EU.
  • Foreigners, who have received asylum in RL;
  • To the citizens of Australia, Japan, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and their family members** issued with temporary residence permits in the Republic of Lithuania. 

 

*Family members – a spouse or a person with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, underage children (foster children) (hereinafter – children), including underage children of a spouse or a person with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, if they are not married and are dependent on their parents, as well as first line straight vertical line relatives, who are supported for at least one year and are unable to benefit from support of other family members living abroad.

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The following persons not entitled to receive pension or pension benefit of a higher or the same amount shall have the right to the social assistance disability pension:

  • persons for whom severe, moderate or mild disability is established;
  • persons recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work before the day they reach the age of 24, as well as persons who, because of the effects of a sickness or injury suffered before the age of 24, have been recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work after they reached the age of 24, but not later than before the day they reach the age 26.

  In addition to the social assistance disability pension, the following persons are entitled to receive social insurance organ’s or survivor’s pensions or state orphan’s pensions.

  • parents (adoptive parents), guardians or custodians who have been recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work, who lost 60% or more of the capacity for work and who for not less than 15 years nursed at home the disabled for whom a special need for permanent nursing or permanent attendance (assistance) is established;
  • mothers who gave birth to and brought up five or more children (in the event of the death of children, raised for at least 8 years) and who have been recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work, who lost 60% or more of the capacity for work;
  • persons who have been recognized as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work, who lost 60% or more of the capacity for work.

  In addition to social assistance disability pension, the afore-mentioned persons are entitled to receive social insurance survivor’s pension.  

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Amounts of the social assistance disability pension for the persons for whom severe, moderate or mild disability is established:

  • For the persons for whom severe disability is established – amount of 2 basic social assistance pensions (BSAPs) (EUR 300).
  • For the persons for whom moderate disability is established – amount of 1.5 BSAP (EUR 225).
  • For the persons for whom mild disability is established – amount of 1 BSAP (EUR 150).

 

Social assistance disability pension amounts for persons recognised as incapable of work or partially capable of work before the day (including) when they reach 24 years of age, as well as for persons who have been recognised as incapable of work or partially capable of work after the 24 th anniversary day due to the consequences of an illness or injury which occurred before they reached 24 years of age, but not later than by the day (including) when they reach the age of 26:

  • For the persons who have lost 100 per cent of the capacity for work – 2.25 BSAPs (EUR 337,50).
  • For the persons who have lost 95 per cent of the capacity for work – 2,16 BSAPs (EUR 324).
  • For the persons who have lost 90 per cent of the capacity for work – 2,08 BSAPs (EUR 312).
  • For the persons who have lost 85 per cent of the capacity for work – 2 BSAPs (EUR 300).
  • For the persons who have lost 80 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.91 BSAP (EUR 286,50).
  • For the persons who have lost 75 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.82 BSAP (EUR 273).
  • For the persons who have lost 70 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.74 BSAP (EUR 261).
  • For the persons who have lost 65 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.65 BSAP (EUR 247,50).
  • For the persons who have lost 60 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.43 BSAP (EUR 214,50).
  • For the persons who have lost 55 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.2 BSAP (EUR 180).
  • For the persons who have lost 50 per cent of the capacity for work – 1 BSAP (EUR 150).
  • For the persons who have lost 45 per cent of the capacity for work – 1 BSAP (EUR 150).

 

Amounts of the social assistance disability pension:

  1. parents (adoptive parents), guardians or custodians who have been recognised as persons who lost 60 or more per cent of the capacity for work and who for not less than 15 years nursed at home the disabled for whom a special need for permanent nursing or permanent attendance (assistance) is established. Social assistance pension for nursing one disabled person is granted and paid only to one person;
  2. mothers who gave birth to and brought up five or more children until they reached the age of 8 and who have been recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work, who lost 60 or more per cent of the capacity for work.
  • For the persons who have lost 100 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.5 BSAP (EUR 225)
  • For the persons who have lost 95 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.48 BSAP (EUR 222)
  • For the persons who have lost 90 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.47 BSAP (EUR 220,50)
  • For the persons who have lost 85 per cent of the capacity for work –1.46 BSAP (EUR 219)
  • For the persons who have lost 80 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.45 BSAP (EUR 217,50)
  • For the persons who have lost 75 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.31 BSAP (EUR 196,50)
  • For the persons who have lost 70 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.18 BSAP (EUR 177)
  • For the persons who have lost 65 per cent of the capacity for work – 1.05 BSAP (EUR 157,50)
  • For the persons who have lost 60 per cent of the capacity for work – 1 BSAP (EUR 150)

 

Amount of the social assistance disability pension for persons who have been recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work, who lost 60 or more per cent of the capacity for work (recognised as invalids of group I or II prior to 1 July 2005) - 1 BSAP (EUR 150).

If the persons falling within this category are entitled to the pension or pension benefit (except for the social insurance survivor’s pension) the total amount of which is lower than the social assistance disability pension; the difference between the amount of the pension or pension benefit (the total amount thereof) and the social assistance disability pension is paid to them.

If the persons falling within this category are insured by social insurance, no social assistance disability pension is paid to them.

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After establishing the disability level or you are recognised as persons with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work.

If you address the State Social Insurance Fund Board later, the social assistance disability pension will be granted to you from the date of establishment of the disability level or recognition of the person as the person with incapacity for work or partial incapacity for work but for not more than 6 months to the date of receipt of the application and all necessary documents or data by the office of the State Social Insurance Fund Board.

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  If an application is submitted by an authorised person, guardian, custodian, close relative of the person entitled to the social assistance benefit or an employee of the social service institution, the document evidencing, as appropriate, the authorisation, establishment of the guardianship or custody and appointment of a person as a guardian or custodian, entering into of a marriage, family relationship or the fact of work in the social service institution as well as the identity document of the authorised person, guardian, custodian, spouse, close relative or employee of the social service institution or copies of such documents.

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An application (in Lithuanian) for a social assistance benefit can be submitted:

  • Online, by logging in to the personal "Sodra" account for the resident and filling in the application for social assistance benefit (in Lithuanian).
  • By mail. The application must be accompanied by a copy of an identity document certified in accordance with the procedure established by legal acts.
  • Upon arrival at the "Sodra" branch (you can fill in the application on the spot). You need to:
    • have an identity document;
    • know personal account details to which the pension will be paid.
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For underage persons

For adult persons

  • (Foster) Parents
  • Guardians or caregivers
  • Close relatives (as this term is described in article 3.135 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania (CC RL)
    • Straight line relatives up to the second degree (inclusive) (parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren)
    • Side line second degree relatives (brothers and sisters)
  • Social service institution employees

 

  • A person who has the right to receive a benefit payout
  • An authorized person
  • A guardian, in case the person is acknowledged as incapable in the respective area
  • A spouse of the person
  • Close relatives (as this term is described in article 3.135 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania (CC RL)
    • Straight line relatives up to the second degree (inclusive) (parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren)
    • Side line second degree relatives (brothers and sisters)
  • Social service institution employees

 

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  • Your pension will be appointed to you no later than in 10 working days from the receipt of the request and all needed documents.
  • Benefit disability pension is paid for the last month.

 

​  Social assistance disability pension may be paid not only to the person entitled to such benefit but also to his/her representatives (authorised person or guardian if the person having the right to the social assistance retirement pension is declared legally incapacitated in the respective area). Social assistance disability pension may be paid for adults and minors and the persons submitting the application.

 

Benefit disability pension can be:

  1. Transferred to a personal account.
  2. Delivered to home on 10-26th day of each month, if:
    1. You have received your 2018 December pension at home.
    2. You have lost 75-100% of your working capacity or you are determined with special constant nursing needs, special constant supervision (help) needs, special transportation expense compensation needs or high special needs level.
    3. You live in areas where there is no possibility to cash-out money.
    4. You are 80 years of age or older.
  3. Collected at a post department on 10-26th days of each month, when:
    1. There is no possibility to cash-out the payout from your personal account.
    2. You comply with the requirements to receive the payout at home.
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You should inform “Sodra” of the following circumstances not later than in 10 days:

  1. Appointment of pension (pension-type payout) in another institution or state.
  2. Regarding the receipt of income, related to work relationships, in another institution or state or becoming a self-employed person in a foreign state.
  3. Appointment of detention as a remand measure.
  4. Serving imprisonment in penitentiary institutions with imprisonment functions (with the exception of open colonies and penitentiary institutions or remand measure institution’s special departments (halfway houses)).
  5. In case forced medical measure stationary patient monitoring under general, strengthened or strict supervision conditions in specialized mental health care facilities is appointed.
  6. Leaving for residence to other countries.
  7. Placement of the child under guardianship (custody).
  8. Relieving or removal of the guardian or custodian from the guardian’s (custodian’s) duties.
  9. Restriction of parental authority (if the social assistance pension is paid to one of the parents of a minor).
  10. Expiry of representation (authorisation) (if the social assistance benefit is paid to the representative).
  11. Accommodation in a social care or educational institution (if the social assistance pension is granted to the person aged under 18).

 

  Failure to report circumstances, having effect on the size and payment of your pensions, will result in collecting the over-paid pension sum from you according to the order, provided for in laws.

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A recipient of pension can collect his/her certificate by:

 

When coming to the department, you will be asked to provide the following:

  1. A passport or any other personal identification document.
  2. A picture, complying with personal document requirements, on a digital information carrier (the requirements for the picture are provided in the booklet below and certificate issue rules) or “Sodra” can use your photo from the Resident’s register service (in case you have received/changed your personal identification document  in 2007 or later).
  3. A request to issue a pension recipient’s certificate.

 

  A produced certificate is issued or sent to home no later than in 20 business day from the day the decision to appoint a pension has been made. When the certificate is changed, it is issued no later than in 20 business days from the provision of the request at a “Sodra” department.

  In case you will be issued with a pension recipient’s certificate as a recipient of a pension benefit, you will not be issued with another certificate if you receive a benefit disability pension.

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Update date: 2021-12-22
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