I am absent
If you are temporarily absent with BA’s consent (for example because of sickness), your BA Pension membership and benefits will not be affected.
Your pension contributions will be deducted during any period when you are being paid.
If you are not being paid, BA will pay your Scheme contributions on your behalf but not any Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs). When you start being paid again, BA may recover the pension contributions you would have paid from you.