Beneficiaries and benefits

Beneficiaries

Pension beneficiaries

 

Old-age pensions

798 554

Disability pensions

114 534

Children's pensions

44 206

Surviving spouses' pensions

191 046

Orphans' pensions

15 500

Other pensions

328

Beneficiaries of regulatory lump-sum payments

 

at retirement

42 124

in the event of death or disability

6 018

Beneficiairies of vested benefits and withdrawals

833 097
Source: FSO - Pension fund statistics 2018

Growth in the number of old-age pension beneficiaries was almost the same as in the previous survey (+3.3%). Compared with 2017, the number of disability pension beneficiaries decreased (-2.3%) to 114 534. At the end of 2018, 191 046 persons received CHF 3.8 billion in the form of a surviving spouse's pension.

Benefits

Pensions (12.31.2018)

 

Old-age pensions

23 116

Disability pensions

1 948

Children's pensions

196

Surviving spouses' pensions

3 822

Orphans' pensions

96

Regulatory lump-sum payments

 

at retirement

7 993

in the event of death or disability

875

Vested benefits and withdrawls

46 127
in CHF million Source: FSO - Pension fund statistics 2018

The total of all current pensions increased in almost linearly since the end of 2014, reaching CHF 29.2 billion by the end of 2018. Current old-age pensions increased by 2,7% to CHF 23.1 billion. The annual average value of old-age pensions was CHF 28 947 per person at the end of the year under review (2017: CHF 29 119).

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Switzerland

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