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Legal alert no. 45

Legal alert no. 45 – Decree Law no. 126-B/2017, dated from October 6th, which establishes the anticipation of the age for an old-age pension

On the past October 6th, it was published, in the Portuguese Official Gazette, the Decree-Law no. 126-B/2017, which implements the measures allowing the anticipated access to the old-age pension, without any penalization on the value of their pensions to the beneficiaries of the general regime of the social security and of the converging social security regime, (i) with contributory careers equal or superior to 48 years or (ii) that, having an equal or superior age to 60 years old, with, at least, 46 years of a contributory career and having initiated this career with 14 years old or with an inferior age. This Decree-Law has also amended the rules of the totalization of the contributory periods for the compliance of the warranty term and the elimination of the application of the sustainability factor to the invalidity pensions, foreseeing, in addition, that these pensions acquire the nature of old-age pension, from the previous month to that in which the pensioner achieves the normal age of access to the old-age pension in force.

To access the full version of the Decree-Law no. 126-B/2017, dated from October 7th, please go to: https://dre.pt/web/guest/pesquisa/-/search/108269606/details/normal?l=1

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