Infographic – Maternity or parental leave – Phoenix impacts

There is a claims process especially relevant to public servants who were on maternity or parental leave and whose top-up payments were delayed because of Phoenix.

A pay problem could impact your finances for a few years. Here’s an example:

  • Amira normally earns $63,000 per year.
  • In 2016, while on maternity leave, her top-up wasn’t paid and she earned only $43,000.
  • In 2017, the $20,000 top-up bumped her income to $83,000.
  • Amira paid an extra $600 in income tax and received $2,600 less in Canada child benefit, since it is based on the 2017 income.
  • She can submit a claim to her department.
  • Amira received $3,200 in total.

You too can #ClaimTheDifference

Learn how: Claim for impacts to income taxes and government benefits

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