Defined Benefit Pension

In a defined benefit pension scheme you will receive an agreed percentage of your salary in total pensions – usually between 60 and 70 percent of your final salary.

What is defined benefit pension?

  • If you are over 20 years old and your working hours expressed as a percentage is at least 20, you are part of your employer's defined benefit pension scheme.
  • The pension will, together with payment from the National Insurance Scheme, constitute an agreed percentage of your salary, normally between 60 and 70 percent of your final salary.
  • To obtain a full pension, you must have been part of one or more business schemes for at least 30 years in total.
  • You can start payout from the age of 62. The payout can be lifelong, but many companies have opted for a limited payout period.
  • If you die before all the pension money has been paid out, what is left will be transferred to the insurance community and not to your surviving relatives.

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New pension schemes take over

Due to changes in the Norwegian pension system, more and more employers now choose a defined contribution pension scheme for their employees.