Earnings Classes

Impact on value of Contributions Already Paid

If you are wondering what is the impact on the contributions you have already paid, then, to put it simply, the cash value of all of those contributions is adjusted to the present day value.

For example, contributions paid in Class VIII in 1972 were worth $7.35 then. Based on the current Actuarial Review those contribution now relate to the new earnings Class I which is valued at  $18.24 in 2012,  when the final contribution rate adjustment will take place.

A broad look at how the Earnings Classes have been converted can be seen below:

After Jan 7, 2008 Earnings Class Prior to Aug 11, 1980 Earnings Class from Aug 11, 1980 to May 2, 1999 Earnings Class from May 3, 1999 to after Jan 04, 2010 (Joint Weekly) Contribution Value After Jan 7, 2008 (Joint Weekly) Contribution Value After Jan 4, 2010 (Joint Weekly) Contribution Value After Jan 2, 2012
Class I Classes I - VI Classes I - VI Class I 16.80 17.28 18.24
Class II Class VII Class V Class II 24.68 25.38 26.79
Class III Class VIII Class VI Class III 33.08 34.02 35.91
Class IV   Class VII Class IV 42.53 43.74 46.17
Class V   Class VIII Class V 52.50 54.00 57.00
Class VI     Class VI 63.53 65.34 68.97
Class VII     Class VII 75.08 77.22 81.51
Class VIII     Class VIII 86.53 89.10 94.05
Class IX     Class IX 99.23 102.06 107.73
Class X     Class X 112.35 115.56 121.98
Class XI     Class XI 125.48 129.06 136.23
XII     Class XII 139.65 143.64 151.62
Class XIII       154.88 159.30 168.15
Class XIV       171.68 176.58 186.39
Class XV       190.84 196.29 207.20
Class XVI       201.08 206.82 218.31

 

 

Impact of 10.5% of insurable earnings 07 January 2008

Impact of 10.8% of insurable earnings 04 January 2010

Impact of 11.4% of insurable earnings 02 January 2012

 

 

 

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