The General Pension and Social Security Authority said that the leaves, whether paid or unpaid, are included within the contribution period for which the insured is entitled to a pension or end-of-service gratuity, noting that the responsibility for paying the contributions due from the insured varies according to the reason for the leave granted to him by his employer. .
And she added that the general rule in the law stipulates that the insured bears the payment of the full contributions for him and the employer in the unpaid leave, while the insured and the employer each bear their percentage according to what the law determines in the case of paid leave, but the responsibility for the performance of The contributions payable for some vacations may vary according to their reason.
She clarified that if the leave holder is accompanying his wife on study leave, or accompanying his diplomatic wife, the employer in the government sector shall bear the full contributions due for it and the insured, while the insured in the private sector shall bear the full percentage of contributions for him and the employer.
The insured must pay his share and the employer’s share of the contributions in the event that the external secondment periods were without pay, or in the case of special leave periods.
In the government sector, if the study leave is unpaid, the employer and the insured are obligated to their share in the subscriptions, but in the private sector, the insured bears his share and the employer’s share of the subscriptions.
As for the internal secondment periods, the party to which the insured is seconded, if it bears the wage, is obligated to the employer’s share in the subscriptions, and the insured is obligated to his share, and it is paid to the Authority on the periodic dates on the basis of the insured’s salary in the entity loaned from. As for the periods of sick leave, the insured is obligated to pay his share on the actual salary he receives for it, and the employer is obligated to pay his share on the full contribution calculation salary, whether the leave is paid or unpaid.
And she continued: «The employer continues to pay his share and the share of the insured in the cases that stipulate that the insured bears the full contribution rate, and the employer recovers from the insured the value of these contributions that he paid on his behalf to the Authority, and in the event that the insured is unable to meet them, the Authority is obligated to deduct these amounts of the insurance benefits due to the insured and paid to the employer.
It is noteworthy that the contributions made by the employer in the private sector are deducted from the wages of the insured on the basis of what he receives from the salary of January of each year. As for the government sector, contributions are paid on the basis of the salary of the actual contribution calculation for each month.