A1. When would I be registered with the statutory pension system in Finland?
The statutory pension security in Finland is composed of an earnings-related pension that accrues from work, as well as residence-based national pension and guarantee pension that ensure minimum security. This factsheet informs you about the main part, the earnings-related pension scheme.
As an employed scientist working for a Finnish employer in research, you are entitled to an earnings-related pension. You will be insured once you have been working in Finland with earnings of at least EUR 58.27 in 2018.
You are covered by the private-sector earnings-related pension scheme (TyEL) if you are born 1 January 1980 or later and are employed by a Finnish university. Your pensionable earnings will be registered with Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
In case that you have worked for a university prior to 2009 or were born before 1980, you remain insured with the public-sector earnings-related pension scheme of KEVA.
The following information only concerns the pension provided by Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company.