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Old 09.08.2008, 12:04
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Advice on AHV repayments

I am an English women recently widowed, my husband worked for a Swiss company for 22 years and paid AHV and i need advice on whether i will get any payments from them as a pension or something.
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Re: Advice on AHV repayments

I can't give you any practical advice on how to go about getting it, but a close friend of mine lost her Swiss husband about ten years ago. She had never worked but she now lives in the UK on the Swiss pension due to her as the widow of someone who paid AHV for much of his working life.
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I am an English women recently widowed, my husband worked for a Swiss company for 22 years and paid AHV and i need advice on whether i will get any payments from them as a pension or something.
If you are Swiss resident, then you are definitely entitled to AHV benefits. It may not be a big pension. Full pension requires 40 years contribution. Suggest you:
  1. Talk to the officials in your commune.
  2. Ask your husband's former employer for details of AHV contributions that he made and the pertinent AHV-Kasse, which is administering.
  3. Write to the AHV/AVS head-offices in Geneva
Note that, if you are younger than 64, you are now yourself liable to AHV contributions.
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Re: Advice on AHV repayments

Thanks to you both, this info will certainly help. I am under 64 and i started paying AHV last year.
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