Iranian Social Security Organization
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Asia and Pacific

Interim retirement pension plan

Implementation year

Setting up a retirement pension requires two main qualifying conditions to be met, including retirement age and years of contribution. Provided that both qualifications have been met, the insured may claim for the retirement pension. Then, the insurance branch of the Iranian Social Security Organization (ISSO) – after confirming the entitlement of the claimant – informs the employer that the claimant is entitled to receive retirement pension, and asks the employer to officially cease his/her employment relationship.

This process in some cases may take a few months, which may deprive the insured of income or health services. To address this problem, the ISSO has introduced an interim pension benefit for such people who have submitted their applications to the insurance branch.

Governance and administration