Definition of non-contributory in English:

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1(Of a pension or pension scheme) funded by regular payments by the employer, not the employee.
Example sentences
  • Even in a non-contributory scheme, the employer's payments are not bounty.
  • ‘We have to be satisfied that people are not disposing of capital for the sole purpose of obtaining a non-contributory pension from the department,’ said the spokeswoman.
  • But in this job I qualified for a non-contributory pension scheme from the start, and if I work until I'm 65, it should be worth £100,000 on current predictions, and I can take up to half of that as a lump sum.
1.1(Of a state benefit) paid to eligible people regardless of how much tax or other contributions they have made: non-contributory invalidity benefits
More example sentences
  • The reference to methods of funding in paragraph 14 of Smithson may indicate that the mere fact that a benefit is non-contributory does not mean that it falls outside the scope of the Directive.
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