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.


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