Death and death benefits

When you die, your pension may help provide a source of income for your beneficiary (or beneficiaries).

Death and your pension

After you die, your spouse, other beneficiaries and/or your estate may be paid their portion of your pension benefit.

Tell us if a plan member dies before retiring

Please let us know if a plan member dies so we can pay the death benefit to their beneficiary or estate.

Tell us if a retired plan member dies

Please let us know if a retired plan member dies. We will contact their beneficiary (or beneficiaries) if a death benefit is payable to them.

Tell us if your spouse dies

If you are a plan member and your spouse dies, contact us so we can guide you through the actions you might need to take regarding your pension.

Tell us if a beneficiary dies

If one of your beneficiaries dies, you can update your beneficiary information.

Tell us if a limited member dies

If a limited plan member dies, their beneficiary or executor should contact the plan.

Claim a death benefit

When a plan member dies, we will send information about next steps to their beneficiary (or beneficiaries) and/or executor.