A1. When would I be insured with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse – SPK)
The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse – SPK) provides the obligatory occupational pension for government employees (and for employees in some private sector organisations).
researchers employed at universities, university colleges and some independent research institutions as well as PhD students who are employed by a Norwegian university or institution are insured with SPK.
In order to become a member of the scheme you have to
- work at least 14 hours a week for more than 60 weeks and
- receive a salary above NOK 75,641 per annum, the National Insurance Scheme’s basic amount (= G).