Divorce and separation

The end of a spousal relationship may affect your pension with BC's Municipal Pension Plan. Here's what you need to know.


Separation or divorce and your pension

Learn how a separation or divorce affects your pension and review the issues to consider.

Separation and divorce checklist

When your marriage or common-law relationship ends, you and your former spouse need to complete some tasks regarding your pension. Use this checklist to make sure you have everything covered.

Claiming a share of your former spouse's pension

As a former spouse of a plan member, you may want to claim your share of the pension. Learn more.

Divide your pension

If you and your spouse have separated, we need to know how to divide your pension. Learn more.

Apply to become a limited member

Here's what you need to know about applying to become a limited member of the plan.

Pensions and marital breakdowns: information for lawyers

This overview for lawyers summarizes the information and documents we need to administer a pension after a plan member's separation or divorce.

Disclaimer

This web page is published by BC Pension Corporation. This publication is based on the relevant plan documents (plan rules, statutes, regulations). If there is a discrepancy between this publication and the plan documents, the plan documents apply.

The pension plans are governed by a number of statutes and regulations, including the Public Sector Pension Plans Act, the Pension Benefits Standards Act, the Family Law Act, the federal Income Tax Act, and the Regulations under those Acts all of which are complex and subject to change. In the event of any discrepancy between the legislation and the information you obtain from this website, the legislation will apply.

The steps and considerations involved in the division of matrimonial property, including the division of pension benefits, can be numerous and complex. You are therefore strongly encouraged to obtain appropriate professional advice, including legal advice, if you have not done so already.
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