Please be advised of the following notice based on information from the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation
This is a reminder that teachers planning to retire prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year should submit their resignation to the school district and their pension application to the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation (TPPC) as soon as possible as the March 31, 2019 deadline, outlined in Collective Agreement, has passed. As administrator of the pension plan, the TPPC has advised that federal government pension regulations prevents retroactive payment to July 1 for any pension applications received between July 1 and August 31. Therefore, it is important that you submit all documents by no later than June 30.
Under the Teachers’ Pension Plan, eligible teachers can begin receiving their pension in the month following their resignation and submission of application for a pension. Therefore, a teacher who submits their resignation notice and pension application by June 30, 2019 will be eligible for a pension benefit in July 2019. However, a teacher who submits their resignation notice and pension application in July 2019 will not be eligible to begin receiving a pension until August 2019; a teacher who submits their documentation in August 2019 will not receive a pension until September 2019, etc. and so on, depending on the month in which a teacher chooses to retire.
To be clear, March 31 was the resignation deadline for teachers planning to retire effective the end of the school year, as per the Clause 12.02(c) of the Provincial Collective Agreement and Clause 48.02(c) of the Labrador West Collective Agreement. Teachers who submitted their resignation to their school district and submitted their pension application to TPPC on or before March 31 will receive their entire summer holdback pay as a lump-sum payment during the first pay period following the end of the school year and will begin receiving pension benefits by July 31. Those teachers who missed the March 31, 2019 deadline may not receive their first pension cheque and holdback pay until a later date as determined by the volume of requests to Teacher Payroll.
If you have any questions regarding pension eligibility or pension administration, please contact an NLTA Administrative Officer in Programs and Services at 726-3223 or 1-800-563-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.