While you are on leave, you do not contribute to ATRF, which means you do not accrue pension for that time period.
Purchasing this service will increase your ATRF pension.
Any employer-approved leave can be purchased if you:
- were a contributing active member of ATRF or on strike immediately before the leave, and
- are currently accruing pensionable service as a contributing active member of ATRF or as a disabled member.
You are not required to return to employment with the same ATRF employer after the leave ends.
There are some limitations on purchasing service. For more details about purchasing leaves of absence, refer to the publication, Purchasing Service.