Pension Refunds After Leaving Germany

If you worked in Germany you could be eligible for a refund of your pension contributions. Different rules apply depending where you currently reside and if you have contributed for more or less than 60 months.

Germany Pension Refund is the leading platform for expats reclaiming pension contributions – since 2007

Claim Your Refund:

Please fill in the required information*

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After submitting the from, our systems will automatically calculate your eligibility for a refund based on your nationality or current residency. After the calculation, you will receive an email confirming your eligibility for a German Pension Refund.


German Pension Refunds Calculator

How much can I claim? How much is my German pension refund? How much money can I get back after leaving Germany from the Deutsche Rentenversicherung? Find your answer here. 


How to use the calculator 


STEP 1: Type in the total number of months you have worked in Germany. 

STEP 2: Adjust the slider to add your monthly gross salary

STEP 3: The calculator will show you the estimate amount of your German pension refund based on the  contribution rate 24 months ago. 

STEP 4: Fill in your email address and click on ”Send Results” to get your result sent to you. 


Your actual refund amount can be higher than the estimate depending when you have worked in Germany. The calculator uses the employee contribution rate that was valid 24 months ago of 9.3%. Before 2018 the contribution amount was slightly higher and it changed over the years. The average percentage from 1997 until today is 9.6%. 


Your result can also be influenced by different gross salaries you might have earned over time due to raises or switching jobs and employers. If that is the case, we recommend you to calculate each salary separately and add the results or to use your average salary. 


You can calculate your average salary with this formula: (salary 1 * number of months + salary 2 * number of months + ... + ...) / total number of months worked = average salary   

Feel free to contact us if you need help to calculate your exact refund amount

Important note:

The calculator does not serve as a guarantee to get a refund nor does it prove your eligibility. It is designed to help you calculate how much money you have contributed over the years. 


If you are eligible for a refund, we can help you get your money back.


Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your refund, eligibility, residency, waiting period, or any other questions that might arise reading through our information.