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A recent parliamentary question provided some insight into the average retirement age of Luxembourg's residents.
In 2019, the average age of new retirees was 61.3 years. One third of women who retired in 2019 were 65 years old. Less than 15% of them were 57 years old. Among men, less than 10% of the new retirees were 57 years old.
9,667 people received their first pension in 2019. Of these, 6,787 received an old-age pension, 898 a disability pension, and 1,688 a survivor's pension.
These figures were provided by Minister of Social Security Romain Schneider in response to a parliamentary question by MP Claude Haagen from the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP), which concerned the extension of compulsory education. The data were taken from the General Inspectorate of Social Security's General Report 2020.
The Minister also clarified in his answer that extending compulsory education has no impact on the legal age limit for claiming a pension.