Suspended payment due to failure to return certificate of life

Every recipient of the Polish pension receives a certificate of life (COL) form from ZUS in autumn of each year to check if he or she is still alive. The form looks like this.

Sometimes the recipient will not receive it due to a variety of reasons (e.g., change of address, it got lost in the mail, etc.), or he or she had received it and mailed it back, but ZUS never got it.

In this case, it is necessary to complete and return a new form to reinstate payment. The form and a guide to how to complete it are linked below:

If you have any further questions about how to complete this form and need further assistance, please feel free to contact us here.

Updated February 20, 2023