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  • Apply by June 15 to receive pension payment in July

    May 28, 2020

    Members who plan to retire at the end of this school year must submit a completed pension application with all supporting documents by June 15 in order to receive their first pension payment in July.

    Completed pension applications received between June 16 and July 31 will be processed as having commenced in July; however, the payment for July will be paid in August (In other words, you will receive two payments that month).

    Registering for Online Services is now a pre-requisite for anyone who applies for pension. Register for or log in to Online Services to apply for pension and to share documents with TRAF through our secure online platform.

    For more information, review Apply for Pension.

     
  • May pension change notices for retired members available online

    May 20, 2020

    Pension change notices for May are now available in Online Services. Notices are available online only, but may be printed from your account. This notice will only be added to your account if there has been a change in your net monthly pension payment. To view your notice, register for or log in to your Online Services account and choose “My TRAF Documents.”

     
  • TRAF's office remains temporarily closed to the public

    May 4, 2020

    The Johnston Terminal (where our office is located) will be open to the public starting Monday, May 4, with social distancing measures in effect.

    However, TRAF remains temporarily closed until further notice. Our staff continue to work remotely and are available to answer your enquiries by phone or email during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact us at 204-949-0048 or toll-free at 800-782-0714 or by email at info@traf.mb.ca.

    We will continue to post updates to our website. Thank you for your understanding.

     
  • Spring 2020 editions of The Link and The Horizon newsletters

    April 30, 2020

    Read the spring 2020 editions of The Horizon and The Link newsletters for a message to our members, new Board and Committee members, 2020 cost of living adjustment and more.

     
  • Current contact information required for electronic deposit of pension payments

    April 21, 2020

    In order for you to receive electronic deposit of your pension payments, TRAF must have a current mailing address, email and phone number. It is imperative that you keep us fully informed of any changes to your contact information.

    If your mail is returned to TRAF undelivered, we will attempt to contact you by email and by telephone for an address update. If we are unsuccessful, you will no longer be eligible for the electronic deposit of your pension payments. Your monthly pension cheques will be printed and held in our office until contact has been re-established.

    Register for and log in to Online Services and click "Account Profile" to update your information.

     
  • A message to our members

    April 9, 2020

    The President & CEO of TRAF shared a message with our members. See the letter or read the message in our COVID-19 updates.

     
  • Online Services registration required

    March 27, 2020

    While we encourage all members to register for Online Services, registration is now a pre-requisite for anyone who applies for pension.

    Registering for Online Services includes many benefits: active members can view their benefits statements and retired members can review their pension payments. But most importantly, it is simple, safe and secure and allows you to access your personal information anytime.

    Register today, and contact us if you have any questions.

     
  • Share documents through our secure online platform

    March 24, 2020

    To help our members and employees practice social distancing, TRAF is encouraging all members to share documents with us through our secure online platform.

    Until further notice, copies of all pension applications and supporting documents will be accepted through the platform (as long as they are PDF, PNG, JPG or JPEG files). Original documents relating to the pension application process are not required to be mailed to our office. However, TRAF reserves the right to request the original documents on a case-by-case basis and will inform you if this is necessary.

    Log in or register for Online Services to share documents with us today, and review this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to upload your files.

     
  • 2020 cost of living adjustment

    February 28, 2020

    Effective July 1, 2020, TRAF will pay a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 1.35% to eligible members receiving a TRAF pension.

    To learn more, visit Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).

     
  • Your 2019 T4A is now available

    February 12, 2020

    Your 2019 T4A is now available in your Online Services account. Login or register today. Paper copies were mailed in early February.