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  
If you are an active member   of the plan and have a shortened life expectancy,   you may be able to access your pension benefits before you die. Please contact the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan for more information.

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