Easy. Until all calculations for entitlements are accurately complete, let the releasing unit come up with a rough calculation for entitlements. Use that as initial payments. Once the accurate calculations are complete, reconciliate the difference.
But in this centralized control, centralized execution world we live in, I don't see this happenning.
Members should not suffer the consequences of the system's shortfall. If shortfall are such that members suffer, the system (ie: leadership) needs to be willing to take more risks to accomodate and alleviate the issues.
It should be easy, but DND, and to some degree even PSPC (even prior to becoming a VAC issue), is seriously dropping the ball on many of its members.
In two days, it will be 7 months (217 days) without a pension for me.
I am fortunate that I found employment after 31 years of service, but disappointed that the system that says people are its #1 resource doesn't live up to the motto in practice. There are some members who truly need their retirement "Immediate Annuity" to be exactly that, immediate
. It rings more than a bit hollow for some to say, "Well, you knew things take a while. You shouldn't be depending on your pension right away." As Supersonicmax
notes, there is fundamentally no excuse why an initial pension payment cannot be established the pay cycle immediately following the last service pay, and be adjusted accordingly after the file audit.
Thereafter, it seems there are knock-on effects to the significantly delayed pension payments. Canada Revenue Agency, through my initial consultations, has indicated that there is no standing measure in place to take adjust the pension T4 for establishment delays. In my case, that means that 100% of my 2016 pension income (6-1/2 months' worth) will show up on my 2017 pension T4, a factor that will result in a notably high tax burden in 2017.
That said, I have my health, my family and a roof over my head, and there are a lot of people (not just AF retires and veterans, but I think also of the public servants facing the impact of Phoenix) who have it much worse than me. The sad part is, delayed CAF pensions, veterans in need being dropped through the cracks and public servants facing the flames of Phoenix, is not how a Nation should be treating its military and public servants.