The Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German Pension Insurance Authority) gives you the chance to request information on the status of your insurance account at any time. The pension information is a short note on the data held by the pension insurer, and provides a forecast for future pension entitlements. This information is important for filling any gaps in your insurance account with the relevant proof, or obtaining reliable planning data for an additional private old-age pension.
You will automatically receive detailed pension information from your pension insurance institution every year. The first lot of pension information shows the insurance history (This is a list of all data stored in your insurance account.
As a pension-insured individual you will be sent a pension information every year as far as you have met the general waiting period of five years.
Once you turn 55, you will be sent a detailed pension note every three years instead of the pension information. It contains additional information about your options with or without reductions in case you opt for an early retirement pension.
Based on the German version authorized by Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (DRV)