How to buy arrears

Find out how to buy arrears if there was a period when you and your employer should have contributed to the plan but didn't.


How to buy payroll arrears

Payroll arrears most commonly occur if your employer did not:

  • Deduct pension contributions on salary paid to you during a partially paid leave of absence
  • Resume making pension deductions after a period of unpaid leave (such as a maternity leave)

Contact your employer if you notice a period when you should have contributed to BC's Public Service Pension Plan but did not.

What is the cost?

The cost of buying payroll arrears is based on:

  • The length of the arrears period 
  • Your current full-time-equivalent salary
  • The current employee and employer contribution rates

What is the process?

Contact your employer if you notice a period where you should have contributed to the plan but didn't. We'll send your employer a statement that shows the cost. Your employer may bill you for the employee's share.


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