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Social security general pension scheme
The workers that contributed to both the social security general pension scheme
(private workers scheme) and the special civil servants pension scheme (managed by
Caixa Geral de Aposentações), can, instead of having one pension granted by each
scheme (as soon as they met each scheme qualifying conditions), can ask the scheme
they have been affiliated the last a single pension calculated upon the entire career
(Decree-Law No. 361/98, of 18 November |/FileShare/www/Legislacao/1998/DL_19981118361.pdf||||0|en|https://www.cga.pt/fs/file/Download - Unified pension legal framework).
European Economic Area Member States and Swiss Confederation pension schemes
The system of coordination between pension schemes provided for the Council
Regulations (EEC) n.º 883/2004, of 29 April 2004, and n.º 987/2009, of 16 September 2009,
allows CGA to take into account, in some cases, for the acquisition of rights to
benefits under its own scheme purposes only, periods recognised under the legislation
of other pension schemes within the 28 Member States of the European Economic Area
(Member States of the European Union, the Kingdom of Norway, the Principality of
Liechtenstein and the Republic of Iceland) and the Swiss Confederation.
European Institutions pension schemes
The CGA scheme members that, having left the Portuguese civil service,
are admitted or resume active employment with a Community institution, either
as officials or as members of the temporary staff, may request that the actuarial
equivalent that corresponds to the whole of the pension rights acquired by CGA be
transferred to the European institution pension scheme for the purpose of acquiring
pension rights, in accordance with Decree-Law No. 285/2009, of 7 October |/FileShare/www/Legislacao/2009/DL_20091007285.pdf||||0|en|https://www.cga.pt/fs/file/Download.
The European Institutions officials may as well request that the actuarial
equivalent that corresponds to the whole of the pension rights acquired by the
European institution pension scheme be transferred to
Note: Legislation and most documents are in Portuguese language only