Summer has come, the wedding season has begun. The Social Security Institution (SGK) recently shared on its social media account that ‘marriage bonus, allowance’ and marriage preparation for young people has been facilitated and they are urged to benefit from this allowance. Marriage allowance is given to help couples with dowry, household items and wedding expenses. Marriage allowance is required to be applied to e-Government or SGK Provincial Department, which is given to widows and orphan pensioners after marriage.
Bulk and advance payment
Girls who have been orphaned by SSK or Bakur due to the death of their parents are paid a salary and dowry in case of marriage. This important assistance is also called ‘marriage allowance’. Since the orphan’s pension will be stopped due to marriage, the ‘dowry money’ ensures that the girl child will not be a victim for some time. Thus, the 2-year amount of deducted salary (24 salary) is paid in advance at the time of marriage of the daughter.
There is no age limit for marriage support. Those who are entitled to the allowance can benefit from their first marriage at the age of 45.
At least 15 thousand lira
The amount of dowry is determined on the basis of the orphan pension that the girls will receive. Since the minimum pension has been raised to 2,500 lira by 2022, the orphan benefit, which is paid in the lowest part (25 per cent) to orphan pensioners as 625 lira per month, will be paid as dowry. If they get married for 24 months at least 15 thousand lira.
Attention to ‘5 years’ rule!
Dowry money is given only once. One of the main criteria for benefiting from dowry money is ‘receiving orphan pension’. Second, it is necessary to get married while receiving the orphan pension. Support can be applied for within 5 years from the date of marriage. Anyone who misses this deadline loses his rights.
In case of divorce or death of wife
Those who receive dowry money after marriage cannot get orphan pension again unless 24 months have elapsed in case of divorce. If the orphan’s (death) pension he receives due to his mother or father ceases due to marriage and he gets dowry in this opportunity, if he loses his wife and is entitled to receive a widow’s pension because of his wife, he may receive it. Immediate pension. The expiration date of the dowry money cannot be expected to pay the pension due to the wife.
12 times the salary of a widowed officer
Those who receive orphan pensions from SSK and Bakur can benefit from dowry assistance. The situation is different for government employees. In case of widow remarriage, who is receiving pension due to his deceased wife in SSK or Bağkur, no dowry is paid to him. However, if the widow marries a government employee, a dowry allowance of 12 months is given.
If you have 2 daughters …
If two daughters receive a surviving pension due to the death of a mother or father, and if one of these two daughters marries because of the marriage of one of these two daughters, then the surviving pension rate of that girl will continue to be received. Survivors’ pensions increase. However, the monthly amount for a girl who continues to receive a pension may increase after 2 years, at the end of the dowry payment period. 2 years is important here.
Different among officers
Those who receive orphan pensions from SSK and Bakur can benefit from dowry assistance. However, the situation of government employees is different. The widow, who received a pension from SSK or Bağkur because of her deceased wife, is not paid dowry if she remarries. Also, if the mother receives an orphan pension from the retirement fund due to her son or daughter, then 12 times the salary is paid as dowry assistance in case of marriage.
SGK has been announced from the social media account
SGK has officially announced on its social media account. Applications have been facilitated and done through e-government.
What is the condition of dowry money?
The person who will apply on the condition of receiving dowry money;
A woman (Men cannot benefit from this allowance)
Orphans receive pension,
His first marriage (This allowance is paid only once, the person cannot get dowry money for his second or third marriage.)
Women who do not receive an orphan’s pension for working cannot receive a dowry.
How to apply for dowry money?
Some documents are required when applying for dowry money. These documents are as follows;
The petition has to be accepted from the organization to which the application has been made.
Where to apply for dowry money?
Dowry money is applied to provincial or district SGK departments or SGK service centers where married women and orphans receive pensions.
If the orphan receives a pension from the Women’s Pension Fund;
If the parent from whom he receives the pension is a government official before October 1, 2008, he must apply for a dowry pension at the SGK Public Official Retirement Transactions Department in Ankara. Can be applied.