In the Event of Your Death

In the event of your death before or after retirement, there are some things that will happen in regards to your pension benefit.

Death of an Active or Deferred Member before Retirement

If you are an Active or Deferred member and die before retirement, your beneficiary or your representative needs to contact the UBC Pension Administration Office. We will then send a letter to your beneficiary(ies) explaining which documents must be completed and returned by them before a death benefit can be paid from the Plan.

Death of a Member after Retirement

If you or your spouse dies, your representative (Power of Attorney/Executor/Spouse) needs to contact the UBC Pension Administration Office. A letter will be mailed to the spouse or Executor/Power of Attorney explaining the benefit that may be payable based on the option that you elected at retirement.