Death and death benefits
This section summarizes what needs to be done when someone dies and explains how your eligible beneficiary(ies) can claim a death benefit from BC's Municipal Pension Plan.
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 member dies before retiring
Please tell us when a plan member dies so we can pay the death benefit to the beneficiary or estate.
Tell us if a retired plan member dies
Please let us know when a retired member dies so we can contact the member's beneficiary(ies) if a death benefit is payable to them.
Tell us if your spouse dies
If you are a plan member and your spouse dies, please 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 designations.
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 and you are entitled to a death benefit or you are the executor, we will send you information about your next steps.