Late Payments

  • Assessments are payable when billed.
  • The Church Pension Fund reports the status of assessment payments and compensation information monthly to dioceses.
  • Late payments may jeopardize benefits and may result in interest charges.
  • Each assessment payment adds to the cleric's Credited Service. Clergy will not earn Credited Service for periods of service for which assessments are not paid.

Please note: Credited Service is based on compensated service for which assessments are paid, not years of service to the Church.

See Cost of Coverage and Eligibility for more information on how late payments can impact the benefits available to clergy under the Clergy Pension Plan.

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