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Old 27.10.2015, 20:07
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Reawakening a sleeping Pension, rawr.

I worked in Baden for 16 months in 2010/2011. When I left back to Canada, I was as responsible as you would expect a 22 year old to be and left my AHV completely open. Since then I have lost most documents from my employment besides my AHV card. I have no idea what was happening with my pension back than and knew nothing about it. As I was younger than 24, I gather that my previous employer was not obliged to invest into my 2nd pillar.

I used http://inforegister.zas.admin.ch and it recognized an account only in 26.1 Eidgenössische Ausgleichskasse (Federal Compensation Fund?). Is this the first pillar? Does this indicate that there was likely no money being put into the second pillar (or its now gone) or must I contact my old company to see what the deal was? I am starting work next week and am told I must transfer my pension, but I assume this would only apply to 2nd/3rd pillar?

Thanks in advance folks!
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Re: Reawakening a sleeping Pension, rawr.

1. AHV is Pillar I.
2. If you had funds in your company's Pillar II when you left Switzerland, it is likely that they were transferred to the Auffangeinrichtung. Suggest you contact them:


Rather than contact the Auffangeinrichtung directly, it is advisable to contact the "2nd Pillar Central Office":

"The 2nd Pillar Central Office is the liaison office between the occupational benefit schemes (also referred to as 2nd Pillar or BVG) and insured persons. It is intended to enable interrupted contacts between insured persons and the schemes to be restored."


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