Are public servants allowed to withdraw from their pension accounts in the private sector?

If the person is a CURRENT public servant who holds contributions in a pension account that relate to the person’s past employment in the private sector, then the person IS able to withdraw as long as the funds were NOT contributed by a public sector entity (i.e.: a statutory authority or a Government-owned company.)

If the person was previously employed with the public sector and has now left that employment (i.e.: working in the private sector or unemployed), then any contributions, regardless if the person was paid by a public sector entity, can be accessed.

For a list of statutory authority or a Government-owned company, click here

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