Pension Plan Members
How can maintenance enforcement affect my pension?
The Maintenance Enforcement Office of Saskatchewan Justice collects court-ordered maintenance payments on behalf of Saskatchewan children and families. The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act, 1997 authorizes the Director of the Maintenance Enforcement Office to attach pension funds as a last resort remedy for enforcing maintenance orders. The Pension Benefits Act, 1992 permits such an attachment.
A pension fund attachment is limited to the pension entitlements of former members who are not yet in receipt of their pensions. Members and pensioners are excluded because both have sources of income (wages and pensions, respectively) which can be garnisheed by the Maintenance Enforcement Office.
See the related document below for more information regarding enforcement of maintenance orders.