Receive credit for child-rearing
Earn credit for contributory service for the time you were off work to raise children.
Eligibility for child-rearing credit
Are you eligible?
You can apply for child-rearing credit if you:
- Were an active plan member (or had existing service in the plan) before you took time off to raise a child
- Quit work or took an employer-approved (full-time, unpaid) leave of absence specifically to raise a child under age seven
- Did not contribute to any registered pension plan during the child-rearing time
- Returned to work and began contributing to the plan again after the child-rearing period