Working while on a part-time pension
When you retire on a part-time pension you will be granted a personal earnings limit. Your earnings may occasionally be 15% lower or higher than your personal income limit. Your earnings must not, however, ever fall below 35% or exceed 70% of your income level for full-time work.
We may have to recalculate your pension if your pay for part-time work changes significantly. If you are forced to leave your job temporarily you can ask for your pension payments to be suspended.
If the suspension does not last for more than 6 months, you can return to part-time pension. If the interruption lasts for more than 6 months, you cannot return to part-time pension, because part-time pension is no longer granted after 2016.
Payment of part-time pension ends, if
- your earnings do not remain within the 35–70% limits
- you return to full-time employment
- you are absent from work for more than 6 weeks (with the exception of annual leave and sick leave)
- your work ceases entirely.