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Family benefits – Obligation to provide information


Members of the personnel are reminded that, pursuant to Articles R V 1.38 and R V 1.39 of the Staff Regulations, they are obliged to declare the following in writing to the Organization within 30 calendar days:

  • any change in their family situation (marriage, civil partnership, birth or adoption of a child, divorce or dissolution of a partnership, death of a spouse or dependent child);
  • their separation, in accordance with the guidelines of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) regarding the issuance of legitimation cards;
  • any change in the situation of a dependent child (end of studies, start of paid employment, military service, marriage or civil partnership, change of residence of a spouse’s child or in the provision of main and continuing support for the child);
  • the amount of any family benefit received by or in respect of themselves, their spouse or a dependent child from a source outside the Organization (e.g. family allowance, child allowance, infant allowance, non-resident allowance or international indemnity).

The procedures to be followed are explained in the Admin e-guide: https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/change-family-situation

The Human Resources department also remains at your disposal to answer any questions you may have: HR-Family.Allowance@cern.ch.

Members of the personnel are also reminded that any false declaration or failure to make a declaration with a view to deceiving others or to achieving a gain, resulting in a financial loss or loss of reputation for the Organization, constitutes fraud and may lead to disciplinary action in accordance with Article S VI 2.01 of the Staff Rules.

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