Remarrying or reaching common-law status - Survivors and dependants - Pension

Now that you have remarried or are in a new common-law relationship, you may be wondering whether you or your children are still entitled to public service pension plan benefits.

You may want to know…

  • Does the survivor benefit under the public service pension plan cease if you remarry?

    No. The survivor benefit is payable for life and is not affected by remarriage.

  • Is the payment of the child allowance affected by your remarriage or new common-law relationship?

    No. The child allowance for a surviving child is paid until the end of the month when the child turns 18 or, if 18 or older, until the child stops attending an educational institution full-time or turns 25, whichever occurs first.

Visit Public service group insurance benefit plans for information on benefits.

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