Understand your retired member pension statement

As a retired member of the plan, you will receive a statement in January each year showing the most current information about your pension.

Each pension statement shows information about your:

  • Gross monthly pension
  • Monthly pension payment
  • Group benefit coverage
  • Tax credits and exemptions
  • Income-splitting opportunities

Gross monthly pension

This section shows the:

  • Pension option you chose at retirement and, if applicable, describes how your pension will be paid to your beneficiary(ies) when you die
  • Total cost-of-living adjustments added to your pension
  • Value of your bridge benefit, if applicable, and any cost-of-living adjustments added to it

Monthly pension payment

This section shows the deductions taken from your gross monthly pension payment. These include deductions for income tax and your group benefit plan, such as the monthly cost of your extended health care or dental coverage.

Group benefit deductions

This section shows your deductions under the group health care for retired members, which could include:

  • Extended health care
  • Dental

Tax credits and exemptions

This section shows the federal and provincial tax credits and exemptions that you qualify for. If you qualify for tax credits that are not shown on this statement, send us an updated federal and/or provincial TD1 form so we can make any required changes. You can download TD1 forms on the Government of Canada website.

Income splitting opportunities

This section summarizes income-splitting opportunities. You may be able to reduce the tax you pay by transferring part of your pension income to your spouse or common-law partner.

External link for understanding your retired member pension statement

Learn about personal taxes and the TD1 form on the Government of Canada website.