After months of waiting, retired and former PSAC members finally have access to Phoenix general damages.

Any former member, legal representative of a former member or estate of a deceased member who worked for the federal public service between 2016 and 2020, and is eligible, can now claim the maximum lump sum of $2,500. This includes compensation for the late implementation of collective agreements during those years due to the Phoenix pay system. Entitlement to compensation is as follows:

2016–17 $1,000
2017–18 $500
2018–19 $500
2019–20 $500

These damages were negotiated in October 2020 by PSAC under the Phoenix pay system damages agreement.

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For more information on Phoenix general damages for retired and former PSAC members please see our FAQs.