If you are considering taking advantage of the so-called "flexi pension" and want to work longer, please proceed as follows:
1. Find out from your pension insurance company and the VBL about your pension entitlements and be sure to get personal advice. You can find initial information e.g. on the website of the Deutschen Rentenversicherung or the VBL.
There is personal advice e.g. in Paderborn at the:
Pension advice center of the Deutschen Rentenversicherung,
Kamp 31 in Paderborn
Telephone: 05251 / 1068-0;
For an Appointment: 0521 / 5254-0
The contact information for the VBL can be found here.
2. A visit to a tax advisor you trust will be beneficial to clarify which tax deductions you can expect in the event of a pension and whether a later start of the pension may be less attractive in terms of taxes.
3. Since further employment can only be carried out by mutual agreement, please discuss with your supervisors in advance to what extent and, if necessary, how long further employment will be approved and welcomed. The division itself must also clarify how further employment is to be financed.
4. If all of this has been mutual agreed, submit a brief informal application and forward it to the personnel department via official channels. We would also be happy to assist you with the wording prior to official submission.
Please note that postponing the retirement date must take place during the ongoing employment relationship. In order to meet this requirement, we need your application at least eight weeks prior to the pension age being reached.