OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division

LBED Sick Credit Pool Information Application

LBED Sick Credit Pool Information Application


LBED Sick Credit Pool General Information and Guidelines

As a Permanent Full Time (PFT) or Seasonal (Logistics) member of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Liquor Board Employees Division, you can apply for the Sick Credit Pool if:

  • You have used all other credits, both attendance/sick and vacation; AND
  • If you have previously borrowed days from the Sick Credit Pool, have repaid some or all days owed and/or did not borrow the maximum. 

Note:  If you are on a leave longer than three (3) weeks, you must have exhausted your Employment Insurance (EI) entitlement.

To apply, complete the attached application and provide supporting documentation.  The following must be submitted:

  1. The application form;
  2. Authorization form allowing LCBO to disclose personal attendance information to OPSEU/SEFPO;
  3. A statement from your doctor, including the date they anticipate your return to work (if known).  This statement does not require your diagnosis; rather it is a statement that you are under the care of a doctor for a medical condition; 
  4. A completed statement promising to pay back the sick credit pool when you return to work;
  5. For review purposes, applicants may be required to submit further medical certificates and/or other data or releases required.

Please review the application information and complete, in full, the attached forms and return to the Sick Credit Pool Coordinator at sickcreditpool@opseu.org.  

Once your application has been processed and if approved, the Sick Credit Pool Coordinator will notify the LCBO to make payment.  LCBO will make payment via direct deposit and will be made on the next pay date that is open for processing.  In addition, the Sick Credit Pool Coordinator at OPSEU/SEFPO will send you an email (where available) advising of the approval.  If email is not available, a letter will be sent to your home.

Note: Please note that due to LBCO processing timelines, you will receive the advance usually 2-4 weeks after the approval is submitted to LCBO for payment.

If your application is not approved or if more information is required, you will be contacted.

Once you have returned to work, you will be required to repay the advanced number of borrowed days.  Repayment is made by deducting 5 days of your attendance credits per year until the full amount is repaid. 

For example, if you are normally awarded 15 attendance credits per year, while re-paying the sick credit pool, 5 will be directed toward the pool and the 10 remaining days will be available to you for use.

Summary of Rules

Leave of less than 3 weeks:

  • Must use all attendance and vacation credits first.
  • If more days are needed before returning to work, the Sick Credit Pool can grant the number of days needed to a maximum of ten (10) days.

Leave greater than 3 weeks:

  • Must use all attendance and vacation credits first.
  • Must have exhausted Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
  • Once EI is exhausted (ie. up to 6 months) and if you still require more days before you are eligible for Long Term disability (LTIP), then the Sick Credit Pool can grant the number of days needed to a maximum of thirty-five (35) days total.

A member cannot borrow any more than 35 days total.  For example, if you previously had been granted 35 days and had paid back 10 days to the pool, only 10 days will be available to be borrowed.

Disqualification can result from a frivolous use of the sick credits or false statements on the application.

Please send your application and all required documentation to:

Via mail:   OPSEU/SEFPO Pension & Benefits Unit
                   5757 Coopers Ave
                   Mississauga ON L4Z 1R9
                  Attn: Sick Credit Pool

Via email: sickcreditpool@opseu.org

Via fax: 905-712-3009

For questions regarding the Sick Credit Pool, please email the Sick Credit Pool Coordinator at sickcreditpool@opseu.org or by calling OPSEU/SEFPO at 416-443-8888 or 1-800-268-7376 ext. 3561.


LBED Sick Credit Pool Application 2023