To provide your new spouse with a survivor pension, you must apply anytime on or before the later of the following dates:
- 90 days after your marriage OR the day you reach the three-year cohabitation requirement for common-law spouses, whichever is earlier; or
- 90 days after the date your children cease to be eligible; or
- 90 days after we receive a valid waiver*.
* Your former spouse must complete Post-retirement Waiver of Joint and Survivor Pension by the Former Spouse of a Retired Member on Spousal Relationship Breakdown (FSCO Form 8) and a waiver must be specified in your final settlement instrument.
If you miss the deadline, you may still be eligible provided you pass a medical examination confirming that you remain in good health for your age.
How to apply
To apply for a survivor pension for your new spouse, you'll need to complete the Direction for a Survivor Pension – for pensioners form.
Be sure to contact us to obtain a cost estimate for providing your spouse with a survivor pension before completing the application form.