In 2018, 152,919 persons received a pension due to reduced working capacity or permanent working
incapacity. 69.6% of them were men, 30.4% were women. These pensions
were mainly allocated to those aged 50
There were 30,111 new early retirements in 2008 compared with 16,263 in
Most of the retirements due to (permanent) working disability were related to psychiatric diseases (35.3%), whereby this diagnosis affected women more often than men (47.1% versus 28.6%). In 2018, diseases of the skeleton, muscles and connective tissue were the second most frequent reason for new early retirements (men: 24.3%, women: 14.1%). This was followed by cancer (12.9%), diseases of the circulatory system (11.4%), diseases of the nervous system and sensory organs (7.2%) and diseases of the respiratory organs (3.2%); in 9.4% of the cases, persons retired for other reasons of illness.
Further data on disability pensions can be found on the homepage of the Austrian Social Insurance.
|Results (overview): (Permanent) Disability pensions since 1975 by age|
|(Permanent) Disability pensions 2018 by pension fund, sex and age|
|Retirements due to (permanent) working disability since 1975 by age|
|Retirements due to (permanent) working disability 2018 by pension fund, sex, age and diagnosis|
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