PENSION SEMINARS (Fall 2017)
Check out the Pension Seminars which are being held across the Lower Mainland in the second half of 2017. An easy-to-use online registration system is available. If you have limited access to the internet, please contact Sandra at the WVMEA office (604.925.7447) and she will arrange to forward copies of the registration form. If you have internet access, please go to the Pension Plan’s website at mpp.pensionsbc.ca for more information and to register for the seminar that’s right for you.
PENSION BUY-BACK REMINDER
A quick note for all members: members need to be aware of the rolling five-year window. What this means is that if you started, took a leave, or worked part-time, etc. after April 2002, you have a limit of five years to buy that time back (e.g. if you started work or took a leave in November 2014, your five-year window runs until October 2019 to be eligible to apply to buy back either your probation time or the leave time.) (Note: no contributions are made during the probation period, so, again, a member would have five years to purchase this time back, if they wished.) Please be sure to keep track of this yourself.