If your employer informs the Pension Centre that you owe a debt to the Crown, such as overpaid salaries and allowances, these amounts will be recovered from your Return of Contributions. You will be advised of such recovery in writing.
If you have any Supplementary Death Benefit contributions owing due to a period of leave without pay or for any other reason, they will be recovered from your Return of Contributions. You will be advised of such recovery in writing.
Should you become re-employed as a plan member in the public service before your Return of Contributions is issued, you would no longer be entitled to the payment. If the Return of Contributions is issued after your re-employment date as a plan member, you would be required to repay it to the public service pension fund. The period of service for which the return was paid would remain to your credit as pensionable service.
If you have any prior pensionable service that may be purchased under the public service pension plan, keep in mind that this service must be bought back prior to your ceasing to be employed in the public service. Should your reason for termination be involuntary, you may wish to consider buying back prior pensionable service that may increase your pensionable service credit to two years or more, thus changing your available pension benefit options.
For additional information, refer to the Service Buyback Package.