Were you entitled to a retroactive pay increase under the pay equity agreement? Did you know that:
- Your employer is required to notify Service Canada of the amount of the retroactive pay increase?
- If you apply for parental insurance benefits in the coming months, this pay increase may be taken into account when calculating your parental insurance benefits?
Yes. As a rule, if you received your retroactive pay increase (pay equity) in the 26 weeks preceding your parental insurance benefit period, this amount will be taken into account when calculating your parental insurance benefits.
- If you are currently receiving parental insurance benefits, the amount of your benefits can be re-evaluated?
Yes, if you are currently receiving parental insurance benefits, we will re-evaluate the amount when we receive the information concerning your income from Service Canada.
However, you may apply to have your benefit amount re-evaluated sooner. To do so, start by asking your employer to give you an amended Record of Employment. As soon as you receive it, you can request the re-evaluation by:
Contact the Centre de service à la clientèle.
Access the “Income declaration” section of your online file. Declare this amount under “Other income” in the “Income type” column, specifying that it is pay equity. This income must be declared for the week it was received.
- You will not received a reduction in benefits for the week you received the retroactive pay increase?
No, the amount of your parental insurance benefits will not be reduced for the week you received the retroactive pay increase.