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Increasing Your Survivor Pension

You can choose to increase your survivor pension to 65, 70 or 75%. You will incur a higher reduction if you elect this option.

Once you receive your first pension payment, you cannot revoke a survivor pension increase. If you change your mind, you can decrease your survivor option at any time before your pension begins.

Changing your election

The easiest way to change your survivor pension election is by signing in to your Ontario Teachers' account. Choosing one of the percentages displayed is all it takes to make your selection.