How do I change my contributions?
You can choose to change or suspend your contributions at any time (up to a maximum of two times per scheme year).
If you are a subsidised member, you must continue to contribute at least 1.5% of gross base salary each pay period, unless you have suspended your contributions.
If you are an unsubsidised member, you may but need not contribute. While you contribute, the minimum contribution rate is 1.5% of gross base salary (or, if you are not receiving a salary from a participating employer
, automatic payments of $20 per payment or such greater minimum amount as the State Services Commissioner and your SSRSS scheme provider
may agree from time to time), unless you have suspended your contributions.
You must give written notice of any change in your rate of contribution. If you are employed by a participating employer, you can use the Change Contribution Form
(PDF- 98KB) to notify your employer. You do not need to send a copy to your scheme provider. If you are not employed by a participating employer you must give written notice to your scheme provider directly.
If you do not want to make any contributions at this time, you must suspend your contributions. Both subsidised and unsubsidised members can choose to suspend contributions, either indefinitely or for as long as you specify. This must be done by giving written notice to your employer, or to your scheme provider if you are not employed by a participating employer.
Note: Fees will continue to be deducted from your account, and of course no employer contributions will be made, while your contributions are suspended.
You can restart your contributions at any time by giving written notice to your employer, or to your scheme provider if you are not employed by a participating employer. If you are still eligible, your employer contributions will also restart at the applicable subsidy rate.