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Encouragement to Request Old-age Employees' Pension

For persons who are currently employed by private schools, a payment request form for Old-age Employees' Pension, etc. is sent through the person's school, etc.

  • Members who will reach the payment starting age
    A payment request form ("turnaround request form" form) will be sent to the school in an individual envelope 3 months before the month of reaching the payment starting age. The person's name, membership number, Basic Pension number and pension system participation history are already printed. The payment request form will be sent after coordination among implementing institutions in order to avoid duplication of the form.

Note: When a person is not employed by a private school on reaching payment starting age, the person will receive a notice on payment request from the last implementing institution for the Old-age Employees' Pension, which the person was a member of and becomes eligible.

  • Encouragement for currently employed members who currently have participation periods of 1 year or longer after reaching the payment starting age
    An individual envelope is sent to the school, etc. 2 months after the month when the participation period reaches 1 year, to provide information about payment request procedures.
  • Encouragement for members who are currently employed and have not requested the pension payment reaching age 65
    If an employed person with participation periods of 1 year or longer at age 65 has not requested the pension payment, an individual envelope is sent to the school, etc. 3 months before the month the person reaches age 65, to provide information about the payment request procedures.
  • Encouragement for members who have retired a private school with less than one year of participation period after reaching payment starting age.
    Necessary information about the payment request procedures will be provided 2 months after the retirement.
  • Encouragement for employed members who have reached age 70 and any pension has not been determined
    When a person reaches age 70 and his/her pension has not been determined, an individual envelope is sent to the school, etc. 3 months before the month when they reach age 70 (2 months after the month when they reach age 70, for those whose participation period is less than 1 year at the time when they become 70 years old), to provide information about the payment request procedures.

<<Note>>

A pension payment request must be submitted with all attachments on or after the day the eligibility to receive the payment comes into effect. A family register or resident card to be attached must be issued on or after the day the eligibility to receive the payment comes into effect.

In principle, the right to receive the pension will prescribe if the payment is not requested within 5 years from the date when the payment becomes available. Please make a payment request promptly when the eligibility to receive the payment comes into effect.

For those living outside of Japan, contact PMAC as we cannot send a notice on payment request.