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The main benefits, deductions and contributions are summarized below. This information is indicative as entitlements are determined upon recruitment, based on proofs provided.
FRA employees benefit from a range of other benefits, such as:
Salaries and allowances paid by FRA are exempt from any national taxation in all EU Member States, but subject to a European tax (deducted at source) for the benefit of the European Communities.
Health insurance (1,70%)
Accident cover (0,10%)
Unemployment insurance (0,81%)
Tax levied progressively at a rate of between 8% and 45% of the taxable portion of the salary.
The solidarity levy is a temporary measure (from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2023) and is deducted from staff salaries.
The rate of the solidarity levy shall be 6%. The rate shall however be 7% for officials in grade AD15, step 2, and above.
FRA staff members are covered, 24/7 and worldwide, by the EU Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS). A staff member's family may also be covered under this insurance scheme.
The Agency's medical advisor provides services in preventive and occupational medicine. Before commencement of duties, new staff members are required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination. In addition, FRA offers to the staff members an annual medical check-up.
Throughout the period of service, Agents are members of the EU pension scheme. The pension is granted after completing a minimum of ten years' service and reaching the pensionable age of 63 years.
Pension rights acquired in one or more national schemes before starting to work at FRA may be transferred into the EU pension system.