The child-raising pension supports you as a single parent if your divorced spouse or partner dies. The pension thus serves as a substitute for maintenance and allows you to devote more time to raising your children.
The child-rearing pension is a pension from your own pension account. The amount corresponds to the pension you would receive if you were fully incapacitated. Your annual pension information will tell you what amount this is based on. If your child-raising pension starts before the age limit that applies to you, you will have to accept deductions. For each month that you retire earlier, the deduction is 0.3 percent, up to a maximum of 10.8 percent in total.
If you receive the education pension, you may have other income (additional earnings). However, your income may be counted if you exceed an allowance. The amount of this allowance is calculated individually.
You can also receive the child-raising pension if your marriage or registered civil partnership was still in existence at the time of death and you had decided as a couple to share your pension entitlements in what is known as pension splitting.
You cannot receive an education pension if you are receiving another, higher pension from the statutory pension insurance at the same time.
The child-raising pension ends at the end of the month in which the conditions cease to apply, for example, if you remarry or if your child reaches the age of 18 and the child-raising therefore ends, but at the latest when you reach the standard retirement age.