Beneficiaries and your pension

Learn the options available to you when choosing a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) for your pension benefit.

Contacting your beneficiary or beneficiaries when you die

When you die, we will refer to the most recent beneficiary information we have on file. This could include:

  • Nomination of beneficiary (pre-retirement) form – paper or online submission
  • Nomination of beneficiary (at retirement) form – paper or online submission
  • Nomination of beneficiary (for limited member) form
  • Change of beneficiary (for retired member) form
  • Your will

Having up-to-date beneficiary information on file ensures we are able to administer your final wishes for distributing your pension benefit.

Once we have identified your beneficiary(ies), we will send them a statement explaining the death benefit they are eligible to receive and their payment options.

What to do if you are a beneficiary of a plan member

If you are the beneficiary of a member of BC's Teachers' Pension Plan who has died, contact us. We'll tell you what you must do to receive your death benefit as soon as possible.