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When Losing the Qualification for Pension

When you lose the qualification for pension, notification must be promptly made via telephone, etc. Note that a delay in the submission of this notification could lead to the overpayment of pension benefits and may require a refund later.

When a Person with Eligibility to Receive Pension Dies

Pension benefits are paid until the month of the death of a person with the eligibility to receive pension benefits.
When a person with the eligibility to receive pension benefits dies, the eligibility will cease. For example, if such a person dies in November, benefits for October and November are paid in December. However, since the amount which was to be paid for December cannot be provided to the deceased, the payment will be made to his/her family. This payment is called incomplete pension payment.

Persons Who Can Receive Incomplete Pension Payment and the Payment Recipient Order

If a pensioner dies, benefits are paid to the following family members who shared livelihood with the deceased (members of the same household).

(1) spouse (2) child(ren) (3) father and/or mother (4) grandchild(ren) (5) grandfather and/or grandmother (6) brother(s) and/or sister(s) (7) other family member(s) within the third degree other than (1) - (6)

Family members within the third degree other than (1) - (6)
1st degree Spouse of child, father/mother of spouse
2nd degree Spouse of grandchild, spouse of brother/sister, brother/sister of spouse, grandfather/grandmother of spouse
3rd degree Great-grandchild, great-grandfather/great-grandmother, spouse of great-grandchild, niece/nephew, uncle/aunt, spouse of niece/nephew, spouse of uncle/aunt, great-grandfather/great-grandmother of spouse, niece/nephew of spouse, uncle/aunt of spouse

Any family members within the third degree under the Civil Code other than the above, such as a child (ren) of a spouse from the previous marriage, are also included.

Note1:
The recipient order for those who can receive incomplete pension payment apply to (1) - (7) above.
Note2:
If there is a person with a higher priority for receiving the payment, persons with a lower priority cannot receive incomplete pension payment.
Note3:
For spouses, a person who was in a de facto state of marriage with a deceased person who had eligibility to receive pension benefits, even though it has not been registered with the municipal district, is also included.

When a Person with Eligibility to Receive Survivors' Employees' (Mutual Aid) Pension Benefits Marries, Is Adopted, Dissolves the Familial Relationship or Recovers from a Disabled State

The eligibility to receive Survivors' Employees' (Mutual Aid) Pension benefits will cease if any of the following conditions are met, in addition to the death of a person with the eligibility to receive them.

Cases where Eligibility to Receive Survivors' Employees' (Mutual Aid) Pension Benefits is Lost (Other Than in the Case of Death)

  1. If the person marries (including a de facto state of marriage)
  2. If the person is adopted by a person other than one's lineal blood relatives and lineal relatives by affinity (including a de facto state of adoption)
  3. If the familial relationship with the deceased person who participated in the pension system is terminated due to a dissolution of the familial relationship
  4. When the child or grandchild is receiving Survivors' Employees' Pension benefits or Survivors' Mutual Aid Pension benefits, if one of the following conditions is met:

    (A) When receiving Survivors' Employees' Pension benefits:···When the end of March after the child or grandchild becomes age 18 (or age 20 for children or grandchildren with a disability (Disability Grade 1 or 2)) is reached

    (B) When receiving Survivors' Mutual Aid Pension benefits:···When the end of March after the child or grandchild becomes age 18

    Note: For (A) or (B), a loss of the eligibility to receive pension benefits is notified by PMAC automatically.

    (C) When the condition of disability is recovered or improved
  5. If a wife under age 30 is receiving Survivors' Employees' Pension benefits

    (A) When 5 years elapse from the date when the eligibility to receive the pension benefits was acquired if the person does not have eligibility to receive Survivors' Basic Pension benefits on the basis of having the same payment reason as the Survivors' Employees' Pension (A loss of the eligibility to receive pension benefits is notified by PMAC automatically.)

    (B) When 5 years elapse from the date when the person loses the eligibility before reaching age 30 to receive Survivors' Basic Pension benefits on the basis of having the same payment reason as the Survivors' Employees' Pension