Pensions and marital breakdowns: information for lawyers
Lawyers are often asked to advise clients about dividing a pension benefit between a plan member and a former spouse. Learn more about the information and documents we need to administer a pension following a relationship breakdown.
1. A checklist of what you need to do
3. Estimate the value of the plan member’s pension
5. Submit proof-of-age documents
7. Review of documents
Review of documents
Once all documents have been completed and submitted to the plan, the former spouse will be notified that they are a limited member of BC's Public Service Pension Plan. As a limited member, they are entitled to a pension benefit.
If the plan administrator is not able to administer the pension division or requires clarification, a letter will be sent seeking clarification or stating the sections of the separation agreement or court order that could not be administered.
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