New PDSP Monthly Contribution Rates Effective October 1, 2017

September 13, 2017

The Treasury Board has announced the new Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP) Monthly Contribution Rates that will come into effect October 1, 2017.

The chart below illustrates the new PDSP contribution rates effective October 1, 2017.

It is not widely known, but federal pensioners benefit from the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan only because of the persistent, sustained and effective advocacy efforts of the National Association of Federal Retirees,” said Jean-Guy Soulière, President of the National Association of Federal Retirees.


The new contribution rates will be reflected on the September 2017 pension cheques.  PDSP contribution rates were last adjusted in October 2010.


Category of Coverage  

Previous member monthly contribution rates



Member monthly contribution rates effective October 1, 2017


Category I
Pensioner only

Category II
Pensioner and one eligible family member

Category III
Pensioner and more than one eligible family


Pensioners Dental Services Plan members will receive the September Communiqué 18 during the week of September 18, 2017.