Death and your pension
After you die, your spouse, other beneficiaries or your estate will be paid their portion of your pension benefit as a monthly amount or lump-sum payment.
When you die, your pension can provide financial support for your family and other people or organizations that are important to you. The WorkSafeBC Pension Plan may pay a death benefit – a monthly amount or lump-sum payment, depending on the situation – to your spouse or other beneficiaries you have named.
The amount may be paid as either a monthly pension or single lump-sum payment, depending on:
- Your age at death
- If you die before you have retired
- Whom you have named as your beneficiary