Benefits

Unit 1 (GTAs, UTAs, GSA-1s)

Yearly Individual Maximum (per claimant): $300
Benefit Year: September to August (academic year)
Eligible Expenses: Members of Unit 1 are eligible to claim vision care expenses only up to $300 per academic year (September to August) for themselves, their spouses or partners, and their dependants. Each individual claimant (member, spouse or partner, dependant) is able to claim the Yearly Individual Maximum (above). In order for you to be eligible for these benefits you must first submit a claim to your primary coverage provider (either the Graduate Students’ Association [GSA] or the Central Student Association [CSA]). You can do this by visiting their joint benefits office on the first floor of the University Centre outside The Daily Grind. If you have opted out of coverage with the GSA or CSA then you must first submit these expenses to your own primary coverage provider before submitting them to CUPE Local 3913. For more information about the types of vision care expenses that are covered, please refer to the Income Tax Act under section 118.2(2)(j).

Unit 2 (Sessional Lecturers)

Yearly Individual Maximum (per claimant): $1000
Benefit Year: September to August (academic year)
Eligible Expenses: Members of Unit 2 are eligible to claim any expenses under the Income Tax Act 118.2(2) up to $1000 per academic year (September to August) for themselves, their spouses or partners, and their dependants. Each individual claimant (member, spouse or partner, dependant) is able to claim the Yearly Individual Maximum (above). In order for you to be eligible for these benefits you must first submit a claim to your primary coverage provider. If you are a graduate student your primary coverage provider may be the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA). You can submit a claim to the GSA by visiting their joint benefits office on the first floor of the University Centre outside The Daily Grind. If you have opted out of coverage with the GSA then you must first submit these expenses to your own primary coverage provider before submitting them here. For more information about the types of expenses that are covered, please refer to the Income Tax Act under section 118.2(2). The most commonly claimed eligible expenses are dental, prescription drugs, vision care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic.