Your partner may receive a German survivor’s pension. The German pension insurance (DRV) pays the survivor’s pension. The age of your partner does not matter. It is true that older partners get more pension than younger ones. Do you have children under 18? If so, they will receive a half-orphanâ€™s pension until they turn 18. If your children are enrolled in education, the half-orphan’s pension will continue to be paid until they reach the age of 27. The same applies if a child is disabled.