Bridging Pensions’ Fund

Bridging Pensions’ Fund

The Bridging Pensions' Fund (Fundusz Emerytur Pomostowych, FEP) is the appropriated state fund. It was established on 1 January 2010 by virtue of the Act on the old-age bridging pensions to finance this type of benefits. The Fund is administered by the Social Insurance Institution.

FEP revenues come inter alia from:

  • contributions to the Fund,
  • state budget allocation,
  • interest on FEP bank accounts,
  • investment of available FEP funds.

Within the limits fixed by the Budget Law, FEP may receive allocations  from the state budget, which allow to supplement funds for payment of bridging pensions.

Available FEP funds may be invested by ZUS in bank deposits and in Treasury securities.
The payer pays FEP contributions for an employee who meets all of the following conditions:

  • was born after 31 December 1948,
  • performs works in special conditions or in special character.

The obligation to pay FEP contributions for an employee arises on the day on which he/she begins to perform work in special conditions or in special character, and ceases on the day on which he/she ceases to perform such work.

FEP contributions are payable at a rate of 1.5% of the contribution assessment basis. They are fully financed by the contribution payer. The contribution is calculated based on the assessment basis of the pension insurance contribution. When determining the assessment basis, the annual basis limitation is applied as for calculating the contribution to pension insurance (the thirty-fold amount of the projected average monthly wage/salary for a given calendar year in the national economy).

Total amount of contributions transferred to FEP in 2021 was PLN 345.7 million.