Category of worker

Description of worker

Eligible jobholder

A jobholder who:

  • is aged between 22 and state pension age

  • has qualifying earnings above the earnings trigger for automatic enrolment

Non-eligible jobholder

A jobholder who:

  • is aged between 16 and 21 or state pension age and 74

  • has qualifying earnings above the earnings trigger for automatic enrolment
    or

  • is aged between 16 and 74 • has qualifying earnings equal to or below the earnings trigger for automatic enrolment.

Entitled worker

A worker who:

  • is aged between 16 and 74

  • is working or ordinarily works in the UK under their contract

  • does not have qualifying earnings

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