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Compensation Levels for Determining CRSP Eligibility for Part-time Clergy

 

All clergy appointed at half-time or greater are eligible for CRSP. Eligibility for clergy is based on compensation levels. Clergy paid within the 1/2 time or greater level are automatically eligible for CRSP. 

 

Clergy may opt out of CRSP but they must do so by submitting a notarized pension waiver within 60 days of their appointment.  

 

With no parsonage provided

(add Base Comp + Utilities + Housing Allowance)

FT is according to Minimum Compensation/Benefits Requirements and Cabinet appointment ( 2023 FTLP Base Compensation is $36,765; Housing is $18,600; Total is $55,365 plan compensation for CRSP & CPP calculations)

  • < ¼ time= $13,434 - $13,840
  • ¼ time= $13,841-$27,682
  • ½ time=$27,683- $41,572;
  • ¾ time begins at $41,573

With parsonage provided

(add Base Comp + Utilities)

FT is according to Minimum Compensation/Benefits Requirements and Cabinet appointment (2023 FTLP Base Compensation is $36,765,  25% for value of parsonage = $9,191; Total is $45,956 plan compensation for CRSP & CPP calculations)

  • < ¼ time= $13,434
  • ¼ time= $13,435-$22,977
  • ½ time=$22,978 - $34,466
  • ¾ time begins at $34,467

Churches can determine the cost of clergy pension by using the CRSP Calculator and making the selections shown below:

Clergy appointed as less than ½ time are not eligible to be enrolled in CRSP; however, these clergy may make personal contributions to their UMPIP account