It’s back – Switch to DDS and save!

February 05, 2021
Federal Retirees DDS promo!
Now, you can make the switch to DDS online! With the DDS option, your annual membership fees are deducted directly from your pension.

This article was updated on Nov. 17 2023. Please refer to the new version, as the information on this page may be out of date.

Still paying for your Federal Retirees membership annually by cheque or credit card? There's a better way!

The Dues Deduction at Source (DDS) payment option is the simplest and most convenient way to pay for your membership with Federal Retirees and to automatically renew it annually.

Thanks to our relationship with the Treasury Board and the Pension Centre, the DDS option allows your membership fees to be deducted directly from your pension on a monthly basis. This translates to $4.28 per month for a single membership, or $5.55 per month for a double. If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs below or contact our member services team.

Our special DDS promotion is back! For a limited time, any existing member who makes the switch to DDS will receive a one-time special offer of three free months of membership. That's a savings of 25 per cent!

The offer is available to existing members and to new members who join and select the DDS payment method. 

Make the switch to DDS through our online checkout!

Join and pay by DDS 

Renew and switch to DDS


Frequently asked Questions

Will making the switch to DDS affect my pension or cause me Phoenix-related problems?

No, choosing to pay for your membership through DDS will not cause any changes to your pension aside from deducting the membership fees each month. We have also been in touch with the Pension Centre and can assure you that choosing to pay for your membership through a deduction from your pension will not cause Phoenix-related complications for you.

You can switch your payment method or cancel the monthly deductions quickly and easily by giving us a call or sending us an email. It’s hassle-free, risk-free and the best way to maintain your membership with Federal Retirees!

I’d like to make the switch to DDS but it’s not yet time for me to renew my membership. Can I benefit from this offer too?

Yes, you can! For existing members, you can select the DDS option when you renew online. This can be done within three months of the expiration date of your membership. If you would like to switch to DDS earlier than three months from your renewal date, simply call the member services team and let us know over the phone at 1-855-304-4700. Your new payment method, along with your three free months, will be automatically applied to your account when your current paid year of membership is up.

Can all members pay by DDS?

Unfortunately, the DDS payment option is not available to current employees or to those in receipt of judges’ pensions or judges’ survivor allowances.

I’m not yet a member. Can I sign up for membership with the Association through the online checkout and pay by DDS?

For newly joining members, select the DDS payment option when paying online (or by phone at 1-855-304-4700). While you’re here, why not browse around and check out what we’re up to?

I’m trying to renew my membership, but I have some questions. How can I find out more about renewing?

We’re happy to assist! We have a helpful article all about the renewal process that will hopefully be able to clear things up but don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-304-4700 (toll-free) if you still have any questions. To take advantage of the DDS promotion, and save 25 per cent on your membership for the year, don’t forget to select “Pay by monthly pension withdrawal" during checkout!

I still have questions about my membership and making the switch to DDS. Can I talk to someone?

At Federal Retirees, we couldn’t be prouder of our helpful member services team. Send us an email at or give us a call at 1-855-304-4700 (toll-free) to talk to a real, live human!

Take advantage of this special limited-time offer and make the switch to DDS today!

Join and pay by DDS 

Renew and switch to DDS