The authorised unpaid leave information applies only to unpaid parental leave, it does not apply to periods of ordinary or paid additional child related leave during which you will be adding Assumed Pensionable Pay (APP) to the member’s cumulative pensionable pay totals; meaning that the member does not ‘lose’ any pension entitlement for such periods.
For a Keep In Touch (KIT) day during that period the member will accrue 1/49th of the pensionable pay received for that day, if greater, if they are in the main section or 1/98th of the pensionable pay they received for that day, if greater, if they are in the 50/50 section.
During any period of ordinary or paid additional child related leave any pre-existing Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) / Shared Cost Additional Pension Contributions (SCAPCs) contracts remain payable. If the member is in receipt of no pay the employer contributions to a SCAPC remain payable. The member’s payments due to an APC or SCAPC, which could not be collected, roll over as a debt to be recovered from pay upon return to work.