Life certificates for recipients of German pensions

12.10.2018 - Article
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Once a year, pensioners living in New Zealand receive the form “Lebensbescheinigung” (life certificate) requesting confirmation that they are still alive. The pensioner must personally sign this form and have his/her signature certified by an authorized agency or authority of their country of residence, which are listed on the form.
The Embassy or a Consulate Honorable may also certify a life certificate.

The pensioner must prove his or her identity. If the pensioner is unable to personally sign the life certificate (e.g. due to illness and/or incapacity) you need to ask your doctor to confirm this on the life certificate form.

Here you will find a medical confirmation PDF for you to use.

If, for some reason, you do not receive the life certificate form, please contact your Pension Fund Office in Germany directly.

Please make sure that your Pension Fund Office always has your present address. If your address has changed, please inform your Pension Fund Office either directly or via the Deutsche Post.

Please note, if the life certificate has not been received by the due date, pension payments will be discontinued.

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