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Crediting of imputed contributions for compulsory military service

Publication: 21/01/2022

It is the by periods, imputed contribution recognised not covered by other contributions, during which the person concerned performed compulsory military service or was called up to serve in the Italian armed forces or another equivalent service.

This benefit is available to both workers or pensioners who have a gap in their insurance contributions as a result of having performed military service.

Imputed contribution  can also be claimed by survivors of the deceased policyholder or pensioner.

The funds to which these contributions can be credited are:

  • Compulsory General Insurance (AGO) for dependent workers;
  • Special schemes for self-employed workers;
  • Special social security schemes managed by the INPS, where provided for by the associated regulatory standards.

This benefit is not available for the Separate Pension Scheme.

To obtain imputed contribution, the person concerned must have at least one real contribution credited to their name at the time they claim for imputed contributions.

In order to obtain imputed contribution, the period must not be covered by any other contributions.

Imputed contribution cannot be credited if the period has already been used for the purposes of awarding the state pension or in any case for any other substitute, exclusive or exonerative pension provided under the Compulsory General Insurance.

Claim may be submitted online to the INPS using the appropriate service.

Alternatively, claims can be made through:

  • the contact centre on +39803164 (free for landline calls from Italy) or on +39 06 164 164 from mobile phones;
  • patronage institutes and intermediaries of the Institute, using the electronic services that these provide.

Claimants must provide self-certification for the periods of service being claimed and specify the military district or office to which they belonged.

INPS will then directly claim supporting documents from the military district or office specified by the person concerned.