When a worker, insured for an old age (retirement) or disability (invalidity) pension,
dies without leaving a surviving partner or spouse, entitlement to survivor’s benefits
are sometimes payable to the deceased worker’s dependent parents or other eligible
close relatives. Some of the other persons who could be paid survivors benefits are
a child, grandchild, parent, or spouse of such person. In addition, Luxembourg may
pay siblings and adopted children if they meet eligibility requirements. The eligible
relatives must have lived with the deceased worker for at least 5 years before the
date of death and be over 40 years old.
Luxembourg pays a lump sum for a pensioner (a person receiving a pension), covered
worker, or family member. Luxembourg bases the amount on the highest of a set percentage
of the deceased’s annual earnings or the minimum wage at the time of death.