To the applicant

Anyone displeased with a decision issued by a pension provider or the Finnish Centre for Pensions may appeal it by directing a written petition of appeal to the Pension Appeal Board, in accordance with the instructions for appeal provided with the decision. The petition must be received by the Pension Appeal Board within thirty (30) days of the applicant having learned of the decision. The applicant is considered to have learned of the decision within seven (7) days after it has been mailed to the address reported by the applicant.

The petition of appeal is delivered to the pension provider that issued the decision or to the Finnish Centre for Pensions, allowing for the party issuing the decision to rectify it as required. If the pension provider or the Finnish Centre for Pensions does not approve of all requirements put forward in the petition of appeal, it will transfer the petition of appeal, the documents pertaining to the petition and its own rejoinder to the Pension Appeal Board for deliberation.

The petition of appeal ought to comprise at least the stated requirements, the basis of requirements and the decision that is being appealed, as well as the name and social security number of the applicant.

The petitioner is to sign the petition of appeal by hand. If the applicant does not sign it personally, a power of attorney is to be attached. Power of attorney is not required from the lawyer and general legal adviser. If the petition of appeal has been drafted by someone else on behalf of the applicant, the person drafting it is to report his or her name, profession and address.

The petition of appeal should include a phone number and mailing address to which notifications in the matter can be sent.

It is also possible to deliver new evidence along with the petition of appeal. It is not necessary to attach documents to the petition that have already been delivered to the pension provider or the Finnish Centre for Pensions earlier. The pension provider or the Finnish Centre for Pensions will deliver to the Board all the data relating to the petition that has been processed earlier.

Estimated date of hearing

The applicant may request to receive an estimated date of hearing in the appeal process. The estimated date of hearing is not binding for the Board as the processing of the matter may be affected by, for instance, deliveries of additional evidence.