On 10 December 2020, the CERN Council approved amendments to the Pension Fund Rules and Regulations that were effective from 1 January 2021.
There are a series of amendments, including the introduction of provisions relating to fraud (Articles I 1.07, I 4.09 and I 4.10), and certain technical changes, mostly on matters related to benefits (Chapter II). There are also changes in respect of the procurement of a surviving spouse’s pension for beneficiaries of a retirement or total disability pension who married* on or after 1 August 2006, in particular modifications to Article II 5.09 and a new Regulation (Chapter V).
The updated Rules and Regulations are available on the Pension Fund’s website (https://pensionfund.cern.ch).
The CERN Pension Fund
*Pursuant to a decision of the CERN Council on 17 December 2015, legally registered partnerships are treated as equivalent to marriage in determining family rights and obligations within the CERN pension scheme as from 1 January 2016.