Public Sector Occupational Pension Schemes
1 Some special/additional rules apply to the following groups: Chemists: Act on the Pension Scheme for Chemists (Lov om pensjonsordning for apotekvirksomhet mv. (apotekerpensjonsloven)); The Parliamentary Ombudsperson for Administration: Act on the Pension Scheme for the Parliamentary Ombudsperson (Lov om pensjonsordning for Stortingets ombudsmann for forvaltningen); Supreme Court Judges: Supplementary Act to the Act on the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Lov om tillegg til lov 28. juli 1949 om Statens pensjonskasse (høyesterettspensjonsloven)); MPs and Government: Act on the Pension Scheme for Members of Parliament and Members of Government (Lov om pensjonsordning for stortingsrepresentanter og regjeringsmedlemmer); Dancers and Singers at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet: Act on the Pension Scheme for Ballet Dancers, Soloists and Choir Singers at the National Opera & Ballet (Lov om pensjonsordning for ballettdansere, sangsolister og korsangere ved Den Norske Opera & Ballett (operapensjonsloven)).
2 The wage-indexed basic amount ‘G’ (grunnbeløpet) plays a central role in calculating contributions and benefits under the pension system. 1 G amounts to around 1/6 of average annual full-time labour income (NOK 99,858 as of 1 May 2019).
Legal Basis: Act on the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Lov om Statens pensjonskasse), Act Concerning a Pension Scheme for Nurses (Lov om pensjonsordning for sykepleierske) and collective agreements for individuals employed by municipalities. Following a reform of public occupational pensions that entered into force on 1 January 2020, the same rules now apply to all occupational public pensions. The new rules for the changes in occupational public pensions were incorporated through the Act on changes in the Act on the Public Pension Fund, the Coordination Act and other Acts (New Occupational Pension for Employees in the Public Sector) (Lov om endringer i lov om Statens pensjonskasse, samordningsloven og enkelte andre lover (ny tjenestepensjon for ansatte i offentlig sektor)).