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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 14, 2024

Improved capabilities to support bulk payees (nominees)

Social benefits can be paid to third-parties instead of the client. In case of old age pension, these can sometimes be sent to nursing homes, retirement homes, provincial social organizations etc. Some organizations are very large and can sometimes receive payments for over 1000 different clients.

Product is lacking the following and improvements will support our client -

  • Ability to add nominees based on other types of Participant Types like External Parties. Currently product is restricted to person, employer and representative.

  • Ability to change payment details across multiple cases where this nominee is active using simple actions at the participant level. This includes changing delivery pattern, bank accounts and addresses. Currently, the users have to navigate to each case to update some of this information.

Customer Name ESDC
Market Segment WH Government
Type of Request Customer Requirement
Market Opportunity

All clients where benefits are issues to nominees other than client themselves.

CURAM:Workarounds + Proposed Solution

ESDC has already extended nominees functionality to allow external parties to be added as nominee on PDC.

Workarounds have been discussed to support updating the address and bank account across various cases as follows -

  1. Instead of adding a new address for external party, edit the existing record.

  2. Use Transfer function for bank account (yet to be confirmed)

    1. Note - This function is available for all participant types pre-v6. However, with PDC and PEC case changes, the function was removed from Person.

There is no easy way to change the delivery pattern across all cases i.e. when a nominee moves from Cheque to Direct Deposit or vice-versa. One of the nominee that is currently receiving benefits by cheque has over 600 clients. When this organization moves to direct deposit, the users will have to go over 600 cases and update them manually.

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    Graham McCrindle
    Feb 20, 2024

    Hi Vishek,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us. We are committed to involving our users in building our product roadmap and appreciate your suggestions.

    We will review the information you have provided and get back to you within 30 days. If additional details are required to complete our evaluation, we will send you a request for more information.

    Thank you,

    Graham, SPM Product Management Team