How to make a claim to your former spouse's pension

Learn how to make a claim to your former spouse's pension and get information about the pension.


As a former spouse of a member of BC's Public Service Pension Plan, you may want to claim your share of the pension or allow information about the pension to be shared with others, such as a lawyer.

You can do this by sending us a Form P1 Claim and request for information and notice.

This form tells us that you are claiming an interest in your former spouse’s pension. It also allows us to send you information about your former spouse’s pension and the pension plan.

You will be entitled to receive copies of documents about your former spouse’s pension. These documents can be used by an actuary to calculate the monetary value of the pension.

If you separate from the plan member before they retire, you are entitled to receive a copy of your former spouse’s Member’s benefit statement.

If you separate from the plan member after they retire, we will send you a letter stating your former spouse’s pension option and beneficiary information.

Once you submit Form P1, we can tell you if your former spouse has:

  • Applied to remove their pension benefit from the plan
  • Applied for their pension

You can also use this form to give us permission to share information about the plan member’s pension with others, such as a lawyer.


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