Minimum pension support provides those entitled to it, during the time of their residence in the Republic of Slovenia, with the means to cover living expenses that arise over time (housing maintenance costs, costs incurred by replacing permanent consumable goods, etc.), and not costs for meeting minimum living requirements. Minimum pension support is intended for those who are unable to provide financial security for themselves due to circumstances beyond their control.
You are entitled to minimum pension support if you meet the following criteria:
- you are a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia;
- you are a foreigner with a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia and permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia;
- you are eligible for social assistance benefit in cash and minimum pension support pursuant to the international instruments binding on the Republic of Slovenia and are:
- permanently unemployable or permanently unable to work or over 63 years of age (women) and over 65 years of age (men) and are not part of the labour force,
- entitled to social assistance benefit in cash or may be entitled to social assistance benefit in cash, or
- a person whose income or the family’s own income exceeds the limit to obtain social assistance benefit in cash but does not exceed the limit for minimum pension support.
Persons whose monthly income does not exceed the statutory limit and who meet the other statutory criteria are also entitled to minimum pension support.
More information is available at a local social work centre.