If you take maternity leave
If you are employed in a private company, you are entitled to extra pension contributions while on maternity leave.
If you have had a job for at least nine months, you can usually take 14 weeks of maternity leave with full pay and pension.
Check if you will receive extra contributions
Many people are unaware that they are also entitled to extra pension contributions while on maternity leave. How much you are entitled to depends on your collective agreement.
Normally, you can see the extra pension contribution on your pay slip. If you are in doubt, you can contact your employer. You can also check it here on this page.
Here you can see how much will be contributed to your savings
Know your rights
The rules for maternity leave vary in the individual collective agreements. For example, civil servants do not receive extra pension contributions.
There can also be a difference in how long you are required to have worked for a company before you are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave with full pay and pension.
Here you can find your collective agreement and read more about your rights