Blog: Pension accrual during leave27 September 2022
During your employment you can take different types of leave. Think about holidays, maternity and birth leave, parental leave or a sabbatical. But what about your pension accrual then? Read more about this in this blog. Leave with retention of income How much pension you accrue depends on the level of your salary. If you take a holiday, but also, for example, maternity and birth leave, your salary will not change during your leave. So nothing will change in your pension accrual. Leave with lower or no income There are also forms of leave where you receive a lower or no salary during your leave. Think of parental leave or care leave. Your pension accrual continues at the same level as before your leave started. Recently, the collective labour agreement also offers the option of taking a period of unpaid leave (a sabbatical). In this case, too, the pension accrual continues in the same way as before your leave. However, the premium does not change either. HEINEKEN continues to pay 2/3 of the total premium and you 1/3, even if your leave is unpaid. Partner’s and orphan’s pension It is probably not the first thing you think of when you take leave, but it is important for your possible partner and children. During the previously mentioned types of leave the coverage for the partner’s and orphan’s pension also continues as usual. So if something happens during your leave that causes you to die, your partner and children are entitled to a pension payment from us based on the situation that applied prior to your leave.