August 5, 2011
Important Announcement from Morneau – Notarized Declarations
Morneau Shepell has announced they will be modifying the requirement for notarized declarations for members of Nortel’s pension plans who are reporting an error in the reported province-of-employment information contained in the letters from Morneau dated July 11, 2011.
For those members who are reporting non-Ontario service where Morneau had indicated Ontario service (and therefore the change they are reporting will, in most cases, decrease the pension they are entitled to), Morneau will not require a notarized declaration.
For those people who are reporting Ontario service where Morneau had indicated they had non-Ontario service (and therefore the change they are reporting will, in most cases, increase the pension they are entitled to), Morneau will still require the notarized declaration. A dated signature by the retiree will be sufficient.
Please note that if you have specific reasons why it is impractical for you to swear a notarized declaration, you should contact Morneau administrators by telephone.
As indicated in the letters from Morneau, members who have documentary evidence indicating province of employment do not need a notarized declaration.