Contributions when you go on leave

Find out what happens to your contributions when you take sick leave, annual leave, paid parental leave or unpaid leave.

If you're away on ... then your contributions will ...
  • sick leave, or
  • annual leave (whether you're staying in New Zealand or going overseas), or
  • paid parental leave
    and you're still being paid by your employer

continue unless you take a contributions holiday.

your employer will continue to make compulsory employer contributions.

  • paid parental leave
    and you're not receiving any payments from your employer
stop automatically but you can keep them going by contacting Inland Revenue - otherwise your contributions will start again when you're back at work.
  • unpaid leave
stop automatically but you can keep them going by contacting your provider.