You must do this on your staging date
On your staging date, you must work out how much your personal care assistant earns and how old they are. This will identify what you need to do and is known as 'assessing your staff'. You should use this information in order to complete your declaration of compliance.
Your personal care assistant will fall into one of two categories...
*State Pension Age. If you are unsure what this is use the State Pension Calculator to find out.
Anyone who is…
…must be put into a pension scheme and you must both pay into it.
If you’ve worked out that you now have staff to put into a pension scheme you will need to choose one. Go to choose a pension scheme in our guide for employers who have a personal care assistant to put into a pension scheme and follow the instructions there.
If your personal care assistant falls outside of the above age and earning criteria then you only need to put them into a pension scheme if they ask.
If you’ve worked out that you don’t have anyone to put into a pension scheme you still have other tasks to carry out in order to meet your legal duties including writing to your personal care assistant and completing your declaration of compliance.
You must write to your personal care assistant to tell them how automatic enrolment applies to them, even if you don’t have anyone to put in a pension scheme. Do this within 6 weeks after your staging date. You can amend our example letter template below.
The next step will help you complete your declaration of compliance, but this is not the end of the process as you have ongoing duties towards your personal care assistant.
Use our Duties Checker to confirm your staging date and declaration deadline.
Easily work out which 'type' each member of staff falls into.
All you need to know is each member of staff’s gender, age and earnings.
This staff member is classified as .
They must be put into a pension scheme and you must pay into it.Restart