Changes to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations- Election opportunity for members who were age 70 or 71 in 2007

In 2007, section 12.1 of the Public Service Superannuation Regulations (PSSR) was amended to comply with changes to the Income Tax Act (ITA). The amendment to the PSSR allowed members reaching the age of 69 in 2007 and later to continue contributing towards their pension until the end of the calendar year they reach age 71.

In August 2010, an additional amendment was made to the PSSR that will allow individuals who ceased contributing to the public service pension plan after reaching age 69 in the year 2005 or 2006 the opportunity to buy back service that was previously not considered pensionable. 

As a result of this amendment, an information package including estimates of the cost and service buyback forms, will be sent to each active and retired member who is eligible to take advantage of this election opportunity. If the affected individuals require additional information concerning this process, they should be directed to the Public Service Pension Centre for assistance.


Public Service Pension Centre
Mail Facility
150 Dion Blvd
PO Box 8000 Matane QC G4W 4T6

Telephone :

Continental North America : 1-800-561-7930
Outside continental North America: 0-506-533-5800 (collect calls accepted)
Telephone Teletype (TTY): 0-506-533-5990 (collect calls accepted)
Send general information by facsimile to: 1-506-533-5989

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