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retro.pay@bgrs.ca
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:54:57 »
Has anyone else received an email, from the address above, about being owed some money from a recent posting ?  This is tied into our pay and benefit in crease we received in the summer.

It seems fishy that they need a copy of a blank cheque when they should already have my banking info.
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Dear PO2 *********,

On 02 June 2017, a retroactive pay increase for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members was announced for four fiscal years:
•2014/2015
•2015/2016
•2016/2017
•2017/2018

This retroactive pay increase will require an adjustment of the posting allowances of Members relocated under the IRP.

Our records indicate that you are eligible for an increase and, as your file has been reconciled, you are entitled to an additional gross amount of $***** in a lump sum payment.

How much will I receive?
 
The amount you will receive is the difference in posting allowance, between the previous pay rate and your new pay rate, net of taxes and other standard withholding amounts as required by Canada Revenue Agency.

How will I receive my payment?
 
Through a direct deposit to your bank account for the amount due to you, net of taxes and other standard withholding amounts. Please note that no interest will be paid and payments cannot be used towards a Registered Retired Savings Plan (RRSP).

Do I have to do anything?

Yes. Follow the instructions at the end of this email.

Is it taxable?
 
Yes, this Posting Allowance payment is a taxable benefit, like all lump sum cash payments from your Personalized funding envelope. We will issue a T4 and/or RL1 for the applicable taxation year by 28 Feb of the following year. For example, payments issued before 31 Dec 2017 will be taxable in 2017, and we will issue a T4/RL1 by 28 Feb 2018.
 
When will I receive my payment?
 
RAPA payments must be complete by 10 Apr 2018. Once entitlements and banking have been re-verified, payment will be made as quickly as possible. All RAPA payments must be completed by 10 Apr 2018

What if I have a question?
 
Please contact us and we will be pleased to answer your questions or give you any additional information you need. You can reach us at retro.pay@bgrs.ca

Instructions:  Follow These Two Mandatory Steps to Receive Your Payment
1.Provide a void cheque or a letter from your financial institution to confirm that we have valid banking information to send the payment by EFT. Please upload a copy of your void cheque or the letter from your financial institution on the Member Secure Website at www.relodialogue.com: ◦From the Home tab select Document Management from the left menu bar.
◦A new page will open
◦Complete the steps as prompted and select the appropriate category of Void Cheque – Banking Information
◦Attach the scanned cheque or letter
◦Hit “Submit.”

2.Update your mailing address on the Member Secure Website to ensure your T4/RL1 is updated accordingly: ◦From the Home tab select Your Profile from the left menu bar.
◦A series of folders will open
◦Select Mailing Address
◦Hit the “Add” button to add your new mailing address



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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 09:00:02 »
A number of us here on IR have got this, myself included.  They need updated info to process.  Its legit. 

That's not to say they can't be idiots.  A Chief who came up and back was informed he was getting $4k, he said there must be a mistake to which they replied they had checked with his employer, the sum was correct and not to contact them again on the matter.  He's going to put the money aside and wait for the clawback.

The sum I'm getting is $78 gross which is about what l figured it would be.
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Re: retro.pay@bgrs.ca
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 09:07:46 »
Well thats good news.  Ya mine is in the 70 -80$ range as well.
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Re: retro.pay@bgrs.ca
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 11:16:07 »
I received the same email.  It's all legitimate.  I too was a little surprised they needed this information - again.  However, I did actually check my posting file on the secure website and noticed that there was in fact no void cheque there.  I suspect they collected that in person when I opened the file for the actual posting.  I think this whole process is mostly about ensuring they don't make a mistake.  A pain in the butt for sure, but understandable.

As it turns out, my return will be about $500 gross (which is correct), but $4K seems wildly excessive.  Whose pay has gone up that much in the last four years?, or alternatively, who's been posted that many times that they're owed that much back pay on several payments of posting allowance?
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Re: retro.pay@bgrs.ca
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 12:18:26 »
Of course its a frig up and why the Chief questioned Brookfield to begin with.  He was just up here on IR and back home again.  We find it entertaining they're apparently so thick they can't figure it out for themselves.