If your service ends in one member organization of the Fund but continues in another or you join another member organization of the Fund with a break of fewer than 30 days without a benefit having been processed or paid to you, no action is necessary. The member organization that employs you will automatically report your participation status to the Fund and your entitlements and obligations as a UNJSPF participant will continue.
For detailed information on the possibility to transfer acquired pension rights from the UNJSPF to an outside (non-member) organization, or from an outside (non-member) organization to the UNJSPF, the applicable Regulations and Rules as well as conditions and requirements, please check out our comprehensive Transfer Agreements page or continue reading. A complete list of organizations with which the UNJSPF has signed Transfer Agreements, as well as the complete text of each agreement can be found here. Please note that application deadlines apply. Also note that inside Member Self-Service, you can submit an initial request to Transfer-In pension rights.
If you would prefer, once your service ends in one member organization you can opt to delay your benefit payment or election for a period of up to 36 months, so that if you re-join the Fund within the 36 month period, your participation in the Fund will be deemed to have been continuous and your contributions will continue to be paid to the same pension account. Click here for more information about deferred retirement benefits.
There are no provisions in the Fund’s Regulations and Rules that would allow to make pensionable any period during which you were not a participating staff member of one of the Fund’s member organizations. However, if you were employed or going to be employed by an organization which signed a Transfer Agreement with the Fund, you may be allowed to transfer your pension rights into/from the Fund in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Transfer Agreement. Please note that application deadlines apply.
For further information, please check out our page on Transfer Agreements. A complete list of organizations with which the UNJSPF has signed Transfer Agreements, as well as the complete text of each agreement can be found here.