How to apply for a child-rearing credit

Learn how to apply to have the time you took off to raise your child or children count as contributory service.


To apply to count the time you took off work to raise your child or children as part of your contributory service:

  1. Complete the Child-rearing declaration form online
  2. Print the form
  3. Attach a clear copy of a birth certificate or adoption paper for each child to the form
  4. Send the complete package to the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan

Once your application is approved, you can count your time off from work as part of your contributory service. This may increase the value of your pension.


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