Phoenix damages update

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Phoenix: PSAC members will finally be compensated for severe impacts
The Treasury Board Secretariat announced that claim compensation for severe impacts, a claims process for losses and damages related to the Phoenix pay system, is now available to PSAC members under the Phoenix damages agreement negotiated by PSAC in October 2020.

PSAC members having suffered personal or financial consequences due to Phoenix, whether they be current or former employees or the estate representative of a deceased member, can now make one or several claims for severe impacts.

Start your Phoenix compensation claim for severe impacts
You are eligible if you were a PSAC member and incurred severe damages between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2020 as a result of Phoenix pay issues.

Depending on the type of claim, a minimum threshold of $1,500 may apply. This means that you are eligible for compensation if the total amount of your claim exceeds $1,500. This minimum threshold will only be applied once for all claims submitted through this process.

These claims can include:

financial costs or lost investment income due to delays in pay;
leave taken because of health issues;
severe damages and personal hardship, including mental anguish.
For other examples of severe impact claims, you can check out our FAQ.

General damages – Retired and former PSAC members
We are working to ensure retired and former PSAC members are compensated as quickly as possible for general damages caused by Phoenix. The Treasury Board indicated that the claims process for retired and former PSAC members will be launched in December 2021. We continue to press for specific dates and quick settlement.

Please keep your contact information up to date via the member portal to get the latest news. For more information about Phoenix damages, please check out our FAQ.