- How can I check that my periods of employment have been credited to my account?
Your employer declares your periods of employment to CRPN on a yearly basis. The amount of earnings credited to your career account is that of your Retirement Pension and Insurance fund contribution basis. The periods and wages reported by your employer will be added to your career history statement (“relevé de carrière”), which you can access through your personal account.
You can check that any given year has been correctly credited to your career account by comparing the amount for that year to the sum total of all of your gross wages liable to (Retirement Pension or Insurance Fund) contributions which appear on each of your payslips for that tax year.
Your employment for any given tax year will usually be credited to your account during the summer of the following tax year. However, we invite you to consult our News which can supplement this answer.
You can view your career history statement (“relevé de carrière”) and/or your notice of notional entitlements in your personal account. (They are no longer sent out by standard mail)
When you pay CRPN contributions, your payslip shows your CRPN contribution withholdings (employee’s share) for the 3 CRPN-administered funds (Retirement Pension, Insurance, and Top-up).
- Why are certain periods missing from my career?
There are several reasons why a given tax year may have been left off or credited only partially to your account. These include:
- Processing of the annual declarations has not been finalised and they have not been validated.
The CRPN keeps you informed about the progress of the works via News.
- The year 2020, for which validation of your activity may be delayed owing to the potential postponement of payment of employer’s contributions.
You can view the news of 14 december 2021 here.
- If you did not have any air crew employment for that period (your employment contract was terminated or suspended, etc.)
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to have these periods credited to your account. To learn more, please refer to our guide entitled Buybacks, contribution payments, and free credits as well as our special page on unemployment.
- If your employer has not submitted their yearly employment report
Our Employers/ Collections department cannot credit your periods to your account until we have received this report.
- If your employer has defaulted or is behind on their contribution payments
Please refer to the question What are my options if my employer has defaulted and to the special page on our website on this topic.
- If you have periods of air crew employment in another country
Please refer to the question below, either “Can air crew employment in another European country be taken into account” or “Can air crew employment in a non-European country be taken into account,” which applies to your circumstances.
- What are my options if my employer has defaulted?
There is a 3-year deadline to have any missing periods retroactively credited to your account if contributions have not been paid:
- This means that, in 2023, no periods prior to January 1st, 2020, can be retroactively credited to your account.,
- For periods occurring within this 3-year timeframe, both the employer and our members are notified of the consequences of this situation as soon as CRPN detects that an employer has defaulted on their contribution payments.
Periods of employment (number of days) are credited in full to the member’s career while wages are credited in proportion to their Retirement pension fund withholdings (member’s share), whether or not these contributions were actually paid to CRPN. However, the member must apply to CRPN to have missing periods credited retroactively to their account within a three-year deadline following completion of these periods. One the deadline has passed, no periods can be credited if contributions have not been paid.
If the application deadline has passed or if the member’s wages have not been credited in full for a given period, the member, their employer, or any court-appointed representative can still have periods (in full) and wages (either in full or partially) credited retroactively to the member’s account by paying all outstanding employee’s and employer’s contributions plus late penalties.
No retroactive credits can be awarded if the unpaid contributions are the result of any illegality (failure to submit a pre-hiring declaration (“DPAE”), failure to withhold contributions, non-payment, etc.) which appears to be by the member’s choice or to have occurred with their knowing acceptance.
If necessary, CRPN will bring either criminal or civil litigation and will notify the air crew member of the situation and its consequences.
- Can air crew employment in another European country be taken into account?
You have been employed as a professional air crew member in civil aviation in a European country other than France (European Union member State + Iceland + Liechtenstein + Norway + Switzerland + United Kingdom).
These periods can be taken into account pour une liquidation de vos droits under European coordination rules.
Make sure you keep all documentary evidence of these periods of employment (i.e. career history statements issued by the local retirement pension fund and certificates of employment).
Please refer to our informational guide on European coordination.
- Can air crew employment in a non-European country be taken into account?
Only voluntary contributions can be paid on periods of employment in a non-European country, and they must be paid at the time of employment abroad. They cannot be credited to your account retroactively.
Please refer to our informational guide on Voluntary membership in 2022.