Payment dates of pensions

Benefits are paid to insured persons several days after the Swiss Compensation Office orders the payment.

Payment orders are given on the 5th working day of each month on the following date:

Payment of OASI and DI pensions in 2019
Pension for the month of Date of the payment order by
the Swiss Compensation Office
January 09.01.2019: the payment is deferred because of end of year celebrations.
February 07.02.2019
March 07.03.2019
April 05.04.2019
May 07.05.2019
June 07.06.2019
July 05.07.2019
August 08.08.2019: the payment is deferred because of Switzerland’s national feast day
September 06.09.2019
October 07.10.2019
November 07.11.2019
December 06.12.2019

Pension payments are made for the current month, meaning that following the 7th February 2019 payment order you receive the February 2019 pension.

The transfer time depends on the payment method (bank transfer, cheque or postal order) and the destination country.

The legal deadline for the payment of benefits defined in Article 72 of the Ordinance on the Old-Age and Survivors' Insurance: "Compensation offices shall give the payment orders to the post office or bank in time for the payment to be made by the 20th day of the month."

If a payment is not received, claims made in writing by the insured persons will not be considered until after the legal deadline, i.e. after the 20th day of the month.

When the transferred money is returned to our account, we will contact you to check the reasons for the rejection. We cannot make a new payment without having sufficient information to change your bank details.

Annual payment of the benefits

Benefits are paid on a monthly basis. However, monthly benefits amounting to a small sum are paid annually. They can be paid on a monthly basis if requested in writing.

Last modification 06.12.2018

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