- Do I qualify for a pension?
- Refer to the guide entitled: CRPN pension claim rules applicable from 2022, which goes over all of the CRPN scheme’s rules,
- Use our retirement date simulator, which you can access through your personal account.
- I have decided to claim my pension. What steps do I need to take?
You will need to:
- Use the Online requests /Applying to claim your pension section (including if you are applying for the alternating work-retirement program). This is accessible through your personal account,
- or send us a written application to claim your entitlements (either all of your entitlements, or a partial claim through the alternating work-retirement program).
Important: we need to receive your (online or paper) claim application by the last day of the month prior to the effective date you have selected for your pension.
Tip: send in your application 2 or 3 months early so you have more time to get your paperwork together.
- I have submitted my pension application. What happens now?
- Once your application is received, CRPN assesses your pension entitlements.
- If you qualify, your application will be accepted for processing and CRPN will send you back a pension application to fill out.
Once CRPN has entered your application into our system, you can now track the status of your pension claim (whether you are claiming in full, through the alternating work-retirement program, or for the remainder of your entitlements upon leaving the alternating work-retirement program) when you log into your personal account and go to our Track my claim service (Suivi de demande de liquidation).
- My career is incomplete. What do I need to do?
You will need to:
- Perform buybacks or have free credits added to your account before you submit a claim for all of your pension entitlements. You will need to submit the documentation listed in our guide entitled Buybacks, contribution payments, and free credits,
- If you claim a portion of your entitlements through the alternating work-retirement program, wait to buy back any contributions until you claim the second portion of your entitlements
- My career is complete. What is the next step to claiming my entitlements?
CRPN will send back a pension application to fill out along with a list of additional documents you are required to submit:
- Your signed and approved career history report, to download in your personal account,
- In case of periods of alternate time or alternate parental leave validated free of charge, the sworn statement linked to the career record,
- A full copy of your birth certificate. If you were born in France, you can get your birth certificate from the city hall of the town where you were born,
- A full copy of your French family record book (“livret de famille”),
- If you have had three or more children, you will need to submit a birth certificate for each child (additional documents will be required for any children other than your own whom you have raised),
- An official banking information slip (“relevé d’identité bancaire”),
- A certificate of discontinuation of employment and wages, to be filled out by your last employer as an air crew member (form provided by CRPN)
- If you are applying to claim a portion of your entitlements through the alternating work-retirement program, the amendment to your employment contract specifying your alternating work pattern,
- You may be required to submit additional documents, including tax certificates.
- you send back your completed pension application.
- Once I have returned my completed application, what will I be getting from CRPN and when?
Once you have submitted your completed application, CRPN’s pension board will process it for approval. The earliest this takes place is the month after your pension effective date. Your 1st pension payment will be made immediately following this board meeting. A letter of acknowledgement of your claim and your certificate of pension entitlement (“titre de pension”) will be made available in your personal account.
At your request, CRPN will send you a certificate of lifelong pension entitlement for you to submit to the French unemployment authority “Pôle Emploi”.
You can now track the status of your pension claim when you log into your personal account and go to our Track my claim service.
For more information, please refer to our guide entitled “Claiming your CRPN pension step by step”.