Not always a supplement to WIA-benefit

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If you are disabled and your salary is below € 56,553, you are not entitled to a supplementary pension in addition to your WIA-benefit from the government.

In the event of long-term illness, the government provides for an invalidity benefit. This takes place via the WIA [wet Werk en Inkomen naar Arbeidsvermogen (Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act)]. The WIA-benefit is 70% or 75% of the salary and the salary is maximised at € 54,617. You are therefore covered up to that salary level. Over the part of the salary above this limit, you will not receive anything from the government. That is why Unilever and the trade unions have made arrangements relating to a supplementary pension. The invalidity pension prevents a substantial reduction in income by becoming disabled. You will receive this supplementary invalidity pension over the part of your salary above € 56,553. If your salary is below € 56.553, this does not apply to you.

The situation in the event of incapacity for work is complicated. We address this in more detail in our Arbeidsongeschikt leaflet (only available in Dutch). When you become disabled, please contact us. We would be happy to give you information on the consequences that long-term illness or invalidity could have for you. You can contact us by calling the Pension Info Line at +31 (0)10 439 4473 or by sending an email to Pensioen.Infolijn@unilever.com.

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