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Final entitlements refer to all the money UNDP owes the staff member at the time of his/her separation. Final entitlements consist of:
  1. Repatriation Grant (for international staff)
  2. Annual leave
  3. Education Grant

A separation process entails numerous actions. A number of clearances and documents are required from you and your office, and from various UN/UNDP offices regarding outstanding amounts for travel, Education Grant, etc. The final entitlements are released after all documentation has been carefully reviewed to ensure that there are no outstanding amounts between you and UN/UNDP. On average, final entitlements are released 3-4 months after your s​eparation date. Please note that your submission of the documents required is essential for a smooth separation process.

Please watch the following video in order to prepare yourself as staff member or HR Practitioner for the separation process for international professional staff members and general service staff members in New York. Link

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Separation Entitlements

Separation Package

Travel and Shipment Entitlements


Your coverage under Aetna Group Life Insurance, if applicable, and your medical insurance expire at the end of the month of your separation date. Eg., if your separation date is 15th March, you are covered till 31 March. If your separation date is 31 March, your are covered till 31 March.

If you wish to keep your coverage, you will have to do so as a private member. For further information on your insurance schemes please liaise directly with:
UN Insurance Unit, UN Secretariat
304 East 45th Street, Room FF-335P
New York
NY 10017
Tel. (212) 963-9124 / Fax (212) 963-4222

You might, however, be entitled to After Service Health Insurance and After Service Life insurance, with varying degrees of reduced premium, depending on your years of service.

After Service Health Insurance
Requires that you are 55 years of age upon your separation, and that you have contributed to the health insurance without interruption for at least 5 years (and for at least 10 years if you were recruited on or after 1 July 2007). For details, please see ST/AI/2007/3 of 1 July 2007 on our website under "Forms and Circulars/Separation/Separations Documents" or on the UN Insurance’s website.

If such an entitlement exists, the relevant application form will be sent to you by your HR associate, prior to your separation.

Checklist for surviving spouse insurance coverage

After Service Life Insurance - Free life insurance coverage after separation from service
Participants who separate from service prior to the age of 55 receive one year’s free life insurance coverage, at the level of their coverage on the date of separation, for each completed 10-year period of contributory participation.

Participants who separate from service at the age of 55 or older receive free life insurance coverage equal to a percentage of their coverage on the date of separation. The percentage is reduced as the participant grows older, subject to a minimum and a maximum.
The ASHI application together with recent copies of your passport and your eligible enrolled dependants passport should be sent to your HR focalpoint.

Conversion privilege
All staff members who, at the time of their separation from service, are participating in the plan may make arrangements with the insurance company to convert to an individual policy under conditions established by the insurance company, without having to produce further evidence of insurability (CIGNA dental does not have a conversion plan.) Please see the latest Information Circulars for details (Conversion Privilige) -

UN Insurance Unit, UN Secretariat
304 East 45th Street, Room FF-335P
New York
NY 10017
Tel. (212) 963-9124/ Fax (212) 963-4222

Plantin en Moretuslei 299
2140 ANtwerpen

Aetna (Group Life Insurance)
Check their website for contact details regarding your specific questions.



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