What if I don’t meet the criteria to be enrolled?


If you don’t meet the criteria to be enrolled when your employer starts enrolling workers, you won’t be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. You will be known as an ‘entitled worker’. However, you may be able to join the pension scheme if you’d like, if you’re not already a member. Your employer can’t refuse your membership, however they don’t have to contribute if you earn:

  • £6,240 or less a year
  • £520 or less a month
  • £120 or less a week.


If you meet the criteria at a later date, for example you reach age 22 or you start to earn more, and you’re not already a member, then your employer will auto-enrol you.

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