Survivor Benefits

Your to-do list

December 12, 2016 - Simple steps you can take to ensure your pension affairs are in order

Topics CPP, Personalized Service, Retired Member, Survivor Benefits

Plan amendment: spousal pension waiver

August 16, 2016 - We can now recalculate your pension if your former spouse waives their entitlement to a survivor pension.

Topics Retired Member, Survivor Benefits

Plan amendment: survivor pension

August 15, 2016 - No medical requirement for members who increase their survivor pension within two years of retiring.

Topics Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Finding the survivor pension that fits

March 06, 2016 - Selecting a survivor pension level is one of the biggest decisions you'll make when you apply for your pension.

Topics Active Member, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Understanding post-retirement survivor benefits

December 15, 2015 - Understanding who is entitled to your Ontario Teachers' survivor benefit, and what shape that benefit takes is an important piece of your estate planning puzzle.

Topics Retired Member, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Understanding survivor benefits

November 04, 2015 - Understanding who is entitled to your Ontario Teachers' survivor benefit is an important piece of the puzzle.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Survivor Benefits

Surprising beneficiary designation

October 08, 2015 - Designating a beneficiary is not a set-it-and-forget-it task.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Survivor Benefits

Taking the guesswork out of selecting a survivor pension

March 11, 2015 - Are you getting set to apply for your pension online? During the process you’ll be asked to select a survivor pension level. To make it easier for you, here’s what to expect.

Topics Active Member, Late Career Teacher, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Survivor benefits and dependent children: did you know?

July 24, 2014 - Do you have a dependent child? If so, you want to ensure your children’s future is safe and secure in the case of your death.

Topics Active Member, Survivor Benefits

Relying on your will

August 08, 2013 - Part 3 of our three-part series explores why relying on your will to pay your survivors can create more complications than designating beneficiaries with the pension plan.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Survivor Benefits

Designating your children

August 01, 2013 - Part Two of a three-part series profiling pre-retirement survivor benefit recipients.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Children, Survivor Benefits

Your spouse and pre-retirement survivor benefits

July 25, 2013 - Part One of three-part series profiling pre-retirement survivor benefit recipients exploring scenarios based on the types of circumstances we see.

Topics Active Member, Survivor Benefits

You Asked Us... anytime, anywhere

April 02, 2013 - Our "You Asked Us…" video series, based on our popular newsletter feature, is now available on Facebook, in Pension News Online's video section, and in iAccess Web.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Buybacks, Children, CPP, Early Career Teacher, Inflation, Late Career Teacher, Life Events, OAS, Re-employment, Retired Member, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

Designate your spouse?

February 14, 2013 - There are two problems with members designating spouses as beneficiaries.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Career Events, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Life Events, Mid-Career Teacher, Personalized Service, Survivor Benefits

Change to survivor benefit eligibility for common-law partners

November 27, 2012 - A recent Ontario court ruling has changed the treatment of pre-retirement death benefits for common-law partners.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Life Events, Mid-Career Teacher, Spousal Breakdown, Survivor Benefits

Surprising beneficiary designations, part 3

October 15, 2012 - Part three of a three-part series exploring three of the more surprising cases of survivor beneficiary designations.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Survivor Benefits

Surprising beneficiary designations, part 2

October 03, 2012 - Part two of a three-part series exploring three of the more surprising cases of survivor beneficiary designations.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Survivor Benefits

Surprising beneficiary designations

September 25, 2012 - Part one of a three-part series exploring cases of beneficiary designations that left family and friends stunned.

Topics Active Member, Beneficiary, Early Career Teacher, Late Career Teacher, Mid-Career Teacher, Survivor Benefits

Retirement season in review

July 18, 2012 - With the number of teachers increasing, Teachers' is always trying to simplify and personalize the pension application experience.

Topics Late Career Teacher, Personalized Service, Retirement, Survivor Benefits

2012 reminders

February 13, 2012 - New legislative changes and deadlines will come into effect this year.

Topics Buybacks, Contributions, Personalized Service, Re-employment, Retirement, Spousal Breakdown, Survivor Benefits, Taxes