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Employee retires: what steps should be taken?

Verified 17 April 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Pension reform project

One universal pension bill shall be examined by Parliament. The pension rules will be amended. Pending the publication of the law, the information contained in this page remains current.

If you wish to retire, you must apply to your regional general plan pension fund and to your supplementary pension fund. You must also notify your employer or employment center of your retirement.

Online

You can apply for retirement online from your personal area on the General Social Security Pension Insurance website.

You have only one application to make for all of your pension plans, both basic and supplementary.

Once connected to your personal space, select the online service

Request my retirement

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Enter your departure date and complete the pre-filled and personalized application.

Attach the required supporting documents by scanning or photographing them, then validate your request.

An advisor in each of your plans will then review your application and contact you if necessary.

You must apply for retirement under the general plan between 4-6 months before the desired departure date. For your other pension plans, check the required deadlines.

You can track the progress of your application to the general scheme from your personal area by selecting the online service

Follow my current request

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A few weeks before your departure date, Pension Insurance will send you a letter indicating the amount of your retirement and its starting point.

Apply to Social Security Pension Insurance

By mail

You can apply for your retirement by mail using form cerfa n°10916.

This form allows you to apply for your basic pension from a single organization for all the activities you may have carried out as:

  • private sector employee (General Social Security pension insurance),
  • farm employee, farm manager or business manager, worker and family helper (MSA: titleContent),
  • entrepreneur, collaborator, craftsman, merchant and industrialist, ... (SSI: titleContent),
  • Minister of Religious or Religious Affairs (Old Age, Disability and Religious Health Insurance Fund - Cavimac).

This form must be completed, signed and accompanied by all the supporting documents requested on page IV.

You must send your file preferably to the pension fund of the plan of your last professional activity.

You must apply to retire between 4-6 months before the desired departure date.

For your supplementary pensions (includingAgirc-Arrco: titleContent) and your basic pensions related to other activities, you must file a specific application with each of these bodies or schemes..

Single application for personal basic pension - General (wage and self-employed), agricultural (MSA), religious (Cavimac) schemes

Who shall I contact

If you applied for your pension with Social Security Pension Insurance online, it was automatically transferred to all your pension plans (basic and supplementary).

However, if you have made your request by mail using the dedicated cerfa form, you must apply for retirement from theAgirc-Arrco: titleContent..

You can make your retirement request online on the Agirc-Arco website from your personal area or by mail.

Online

Once connected to your personal space, you must initiate your process by selecting the online service

Request my retirement

2 days later, you receive an email informing you that your application is validated and that you can start completing your file.

All known career information is displayed on your personal space. You must fill in the additional information requested and submit the necessary documents by scanning or photographing them.

In case of difficulties, you can reach an advisor via a chat module or by telephone.

You must apply for retirement at the Agirc-Arco 6 months the desired departure date.

Once your retirement application has been submitted, you can follow its progress from your personal area on the Agirc-Arco website. Each time your file changes, you are notified by email.

Request your retirement Agirc-Arrco online

By mail

You can request to receive, by mail, a supplementary retirement application file, by contacting an Agirc-Arco (Cicas) retirement information center.

You need to take your step 6 months the desired retirement date.

Who shall I contact

If you have made your retirement request by mail, you can still follow the progress of your file online in your personal space Agirc-Arco.

You can also download additional supporting documents if requested.

Request your retirement Agirc-Arrco online

Notify your employer

In case of voluntary retirement, you must notify your employer.

There is no specific procedure in the law. However, you must comply with the provisions of the collective agreement or your employment contract (if any).

In addition, you must notify your employer early enough to be able to comply with a notice, the duration of which varies under the same conditions as in the case of notice of termination..

In order to obtain evidence in case of litigation, it is preferable to notify your employer by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt (LRAR).

Letter of notification to the employer of the employee's retirement

Prevent Pole Employment

Online

You can declare your retirement in Manage your account / Make your changes of situation..

Job center: personal space

Reminder

unemployment benefits cease to be paid to persons who have reached the legal age to automatically receive a full pension.

By phone

Who shall I contact

Reminder

unemployment benefits cease to be paid to persons who have reached the legal age to automatically receive a full pension.

On site

Using the terminals Unidialog available in some Pole emploi agencies.

Reminder

unemployment benefits cease to be paid to persons who have reached the legal age to automatically receive a full pension.