Absent from Work
There are a number of different circumstances which will cause you to be absent from work. These absences can affect the build up of your pension benefits. However, your employer will always provide you with the option to reinstate any lost pension upon your return to work, providing your absence was authorised (with the exception of Strike).
If you decide to reinstate your lost pension within 30 days of returning to work, the cost will be split between you and your Employer (1/3 to the member and 2/3 to the Employer). But if your election is made outside this 30 day period, the entire cost will fall on you, as the member.