How to apply for an old age pension?

Foreign nationals over 65 years who have worked and discounted to the Portuguese Social Security for more than 15 years, may require old age pension.
To access a Portuguese old-age pension must fulfill the warranty period legally required by the Portuguese Social Security (then 15 years). The required warranty period can be filled using the aggregation of contribution periods checked abroad.
If you live in Portugal, you can request the care services of the Social Security District Centre in the area where you live or the National Pensions Centre or on the Internet, in in Direct Social Security Service (only for old-age pensions);
If you live abroad, in one of the European Union countries, in the EEA (European Economic Area) that are not part of the EU, Switzerland and Turkey, the countries with Social Security International Agreements with Portugal, you can submit the application on the Internet in, in Direct Social Security Service (only for old-age pensions or in international institutions provided for this purpose) or submit an application to the competent institution of the country's pension insurance of residence, or with the institution of the country whose legislation he was last subject, referring all countries where you held professional activity.
The return of values paid (refund of contributions) required by the beneficiaries is possible only if the beneficiaries become invalid with permanent total incapacity for work without having completed the qualifying period for the award of the pension or have completed 70 years of age and do not meet the warranty period for the award of old-age pension in Portugal.
The replacement notes / debts can be deducted on board that is on behalf of the beneficiary.
If the beneficiary requested the invalidity pension of the general framework and the dismissal of the reason was lack of warranty, he can then apply for social disability pension from the non-contributory framework.
Further information on Practical Guide to the Old Age Pension in


Source: Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security

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