A1. When would I be registered with the statutory pension system in Luxembourg?
Starting with the 1st day of activity, each employee has to be registered to the Luxembourg pension insurance scheme. Only persons exercising occasional and not habitual activities can be exempted from compulsory insurance, when the period of activity is determined in advance and does not exceed three month per year.
In terms of pension insurance there exist a general scheme (private sector employees and self-employed) and a special scheme (public sector employees). For employees who entered the public service after 1 January 1999, the conditions of entitlement and calculation of pension are almost identical.
Competent for the registration in all branches of social security is the Joint Center for Social Security (Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale, CCSS).
If the activity falls within the scope of the private sector, the National Pension Insurance Fund (Caisse National d’Assurance Pension, CNAP) is in charge of the entitlement and the benefits. Otherwise it is the Administration of State personnel (Administration du personnel de l’Etat, APE).