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Lay Employee Pensions Overview

Lay Employee Pension System


Lay Employee Pension System

In 2009, the 76th General Convention passed Resolution A138, establishing the Church-wide Lay Employee Pension System (LPS) and naming The Church Pension Fund (CPF) as administrator. 

  • Employers subject to the authority of the Church were required to provide a pension for eligible lay employees by January 1, 2013.
  • The 77th General Convention passed Resolution C042, which extended the period for schools only to achieve certain requirements of Resolution A138. Learn more.

How To Enroll Employees

Get step-by-step guidance to enroll all your lay employees scheduled for 1,000 hours or more of compensated work a year.

  • Contact us   for help in enrolling your employees.

Pre-Retirement Benefits Available for Surviving Same-Gender Spouses

The Lay Defined Benefit Plan provides a survivor benefit to eligible spouses — same-gender and opposite-gender — of active employees who die at or after age 55 but before retirement. Under current rules, to be eligible, a surviving spouse must have been legally married to an active employee for at least 12 months prior to the employee’s death.

Acknowledging that same-gender marriage was only recently recognized nationally, and also in response to General Convention Resolution 2015-D047, we are relaxing eligibility requirements for a period of time. 

For more information, see Additional Benefits