This page provides information for recipients of OASI or DI benefits paid by the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) or the DI Office for people living abroad (OAIE) who are required to provide a certificate of life and marital status endorsed by a competent authority.
Verification of the existence of OASI/DI beneficiaries abroad
The SCO/OAIE checks periodically that its beneficiaries are still alive. Each year, a “Certificate of life and marital status” form is sent to all recipients of pension benefits. This form is first sent one year after the beneficiary becomes eligible for a pension.
To ensure uninterrupted payment of your pension, please return the form to us within 90 days, duly endorsed by your local authority, or any other officially recognized administration.
If we do not receive this form by the given deadline, payment of your pension will be automatically halted.
If you do not have the original “Certificate of life and marital status” form that is automatically sent out each year, you can download the form here:
Automation of the life verification process for certain OASI/DI pension beneficiaries
As of 2022, a new life verification process will come into effect thanks to the implementation of automated exchanges of data between various social insurances and the Central Compensation Office. The insured persons concerned by these exchanges will no longer receive the « Life status » form to be certified.
The SCO and OAIE will launch an information campaign for the attention of the insured persons concerned at the beginning of 2022, which will be staggered throughout the year. Each insured person will thus be informed personally at the time when they should have received the form.
Announcing a change
You are required to notify the SCO/OAIE immediately of any changes to your personal circumstances likely to result in your pension amount being revised as well as any changes in your home or payment address.
The Central Compensation Office offers you the option of using IncaMail to send your documents
IncaMail is an e-mail encryption service for the simple and secure sending of sensitive messages and documents. With the IncaMail web interface, you can send encrypted e-mails using your personal e-mail address.
When sending via IncaMail, please only use the "Confidential" option.
The CCO has several e-mail addresses. Please fill out one of our contact forms to request the e-mail address for your sending.
Last modification 14.07.2022