Coronavirus: frequently asked questions
Does Seafarers' Pension Funds customer service function?
We serve our customers for the time being only by phone as a protective measure towards coronavirus.
If you are entitled to a lower earned retirement age and
you are faced with a possible temporary layoff - how does the layoff affect the
Seafarer’s Pension Act earned retirement age?
A temporary layoff has an impact on the individually earned
lower Seafarer’s Pension Act (MEL) retirement age. If you have received
information about a temporary layoff or you are about to be laid of and you are
close to your individually earned old-age retirement, or mayby you have already
decided to retire, please contact the Seafarer’s Pension Fund. We will review
your situation based on your current work history and your temporary layoff
Will my pension application be processed as usual? Will
my pension get paid?
The Seafarer’s Pension Fund processes, grants and pays
occupational pensions and - benefits as normal despite the coronavirus
Can we get more time to be able to pay the MEL insurance
For the time being, the Seafarer’s Pension Fund cannot grant
additional payment periods concerning the MEL insurance contributions.
Negotiations with the authorities are going on at the moment. Shipping
companies will be individually informed about this issue.