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Frequently asked questions


Invalidity pensions

Can I still apply for an invalidity pension for consequences of war facts?

If you have incurred physical damage as a consequence of a war fact that is included in the limitative enumeration in the Law, resulting in an invalidity of at least 10%, you can be entitled to a pension of which the amount varies according to the degree of invalidity and the nature of the war fact.

You thereto have to send a personally signed letter, together with the required documents, by registered mail to the following address:

Federal Public Service Social Security
Directorate-General War Victims
Pensions Service
Square de l'Aviation 31
B-1070 Brussels
Tel.: 02/528.91.00
Fax: 02/528.91.22
e-mail: pensioen@minsoc.fed.be

The Law also provides for a so-called "reversion pension" for the surviving spouses, that amounts to 44,49% of the pension of the deceased invalid.

The invalidity pensions are reserved for Belgians.

For any further information:

Tel.: 02/528.91.24
e-mail: pensioen@minsoc.fed.be

 

Which other benefits am I entitled to as a civilian war invalid?

If you receive a pension for an invalidity of at least 10%, you are entitled to:

How can I obtain the national recognition status of civilian invalid of the 1940-1945 war?

The national recognition status of civilian invalid of the 1940-1945 war is awarded to all persons:

  • who are entitled to an invalidity pension by virtue of the law of 15.03.1954
  • or, whose application for an invalidity pension was rejected in application of the law of 15.03.1954 because the degree of invalidity as a consequence of the war fact was insufficient or because the infirmity caused by the war fact did not result in invalidity
  • or, who are no longer entitled to a temporary pension because the degree of invalidity did not attain the required minimum.

The status of civilian invalid of the 1940-1945 war is personally and in honour awarded and cannot be awarded to the rightful claimants.

The status is awarded ex officio by the Directorate General War Victims to alle persons who receive an invalidity pension.

It can also be awarded on the basis of an application that has to be filed with the:

Federal Public Service Social Security
Directorate General War Victims
Pensions Service Square de l'Aviation 31
B-1070 Brussels
Tel.: 02/528.91.83
Fax: 02/528.91.22
e-mail: pensioen@minsoc.fed.be


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