Losing a loved one is never easy, but we're here to help when it happens. In this section, we explain what happens with your pension when you or your pension partner pass away after retirement.
The following information applies if you're the surviving spouse, partner or beneficiary, or if you're the personal representative.
Important steps after the death of a retired PSPP member or pension partner:
- Contact us as soon as either the member or pension partner passes away. We'll help guide you through the potential changes to the pension and the process of applying for any funds that might be paid out by the Plan.
- Contact the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to discuss potential death and survivor benefits.
- Contact insurance company(ies), if applicable.
- Consider consulting an estate lawyer to help manage all the legalities.