Retirement Allowance Plan (RAP)

The Retirement Allowance Plan, commonly called RAP, is a retirement program Adobe provides to eligible employees.

What you need to know about RAP

Who is eligible and what is the enrollment process?

All regular Japan employees with more than a year of service are eligible to participate in Adobe’s RAP, and are automatically enrolled.

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What is Adobe's monthly contribution?

Adobe does not contribute to this plan.

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How much can I contribute?

The RAP plan is fully funded by Adobe. There is no employee contribution.

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Under which conditions will this benefit be paid?

Payment of the RAP benefit begins when one of the following occurs:

  • You reach the retirement age of 65
  • You resign due to a work-related injury or other reason recognized by Adobe
  • Upon your death
  • Adobe’s dismissal
  • You resign after taking a leave of absence
  • You leave Adobe after 3 or more years of service

Adobe reserves the right to not pay part or all of this benefit in the event an employee is dismissed from Adobe for disciplinary reasons.

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What benefit can you expect?

If your departure is due to any of the reasons above, then Adobe will grant you a benefit equal to your monthly base salary upon your retirement date, multiplied by a payment ratio based on the accumulated years of service and the retirement reason.

Benefit calculation details can be found in the Retirement Allowance Plan Policy [PDF]

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When will the RAP benefit be paid?

A retiring employee can expect to be paid by the end of the month following the month of his/her retirement date. For example, if you retire on June 15, you will be paid by July 31.

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