Auxiliary pension

The auxiliary pension has a supplementary role in the social security system: It supplements pensioners’ income and it depends on the auxiliary pension contributions paid by the person during their work life.

It is a fully contributory pension. Persons with twice the salary or twice as many years of insurance pay double the contributions and are entitled to an auxiliary pension that is twice as high.

In Greece, auxiliary pensions were applied universally in 1983. In practice, they are the monthly amount provided to pensioners as a supplement to their main pension following the payment of monthly social security contributions that are independent from the main pension contributions.