What it means to be a member of the SSRSS
The SSRSS has been designed to provide quality superannuation arrangements for State sector employees. In addition to the general benefits of saving for your future, the SSRSS includes an employer subsidy of up to 3% of gross base salary (for subsidised members). Your scheme provider offers a range of investment options to suit your requirements, and the fees charged for administration and investment services, while not subsidised, have (as the result of negotiation between the State Services Commissioner and the scheme providers) been set at very competitive levels.
You can remain a member of the SSRSS for your entire life. Your circumstances may change, for example you might leave your current employer, but you can continue to contribute to the SSRSS. Alternatively, you can (and in some cases, must) leave your money in the SSRSS, where it will continue to be managed by your scheme provider and be available to you when you become eligible for a benefit.
- Membership in the three SSRSS schemes was 35,709 on 30 June 2012 and the SSRSS accounts at the three scheme providers were valued at $830.3 million.
- The KiwiSaver information has been updated to reflect the changes to minimum employer and employee contributions starting from 1 April 2013.
- From 1 July 2010 members are able to apply for First Home Deposit withdrawals. The application forms are available from your scheme provider's website.
- Check our revised SSRSS Member's Guide February 2010 (PDF-585KB). This booklet summarises the content of this website in an easy to print format.
Want to ask about your SSRSS scheme?
If you have any questions about your SSRSS savings or scheme, or you want to make changes to your investment or other details, please contact your scheme provider. You can also check your SSRSS account balance online.
A number of aspects of the KiwiSaver and tax regimes described on this website reflect the terms of legislation and government policy as at the date the website was last updated. Legislation and policy relating to KiwiSaver and tax are subject to change. When such changes occur, we will update this website as soon as practicable to reflect such changes. In the meantime, www.kiwisaver.govt.nz should give up-to-date details.