Submit a form to claim a child-rearing credit

Send us a form to increase your contributory service by getting credit for time you took off work to raise your child (or children).


Submit the Child-rearing declaration form

  1. Open and save the Child-rearing declaration form
  2. Complete the form
  3. Print and sign it
  4. Attach a clear copy of a birth certificate or adoption paper for each child to the form
  5. Send the completed package to BC's Municipal Pension Plan

Eligibility

You can apply for the child-rearing credit if you:

  • Were an active member in the plan (or have existing service in the plan) before you took time off to raise a child
  • Quit work or took an employer-approved leave of absence specifically to raise a child under age seven
  • Did not contribute to a registered pension plan during the child-rearing time
  • Returned to work and began contributing to the plan after the child-rearing period
Required information
  • A copy of a birth certificate or adoption paper for each child