Death and your pension
After you die, your spouse, other beneficiaries and/or your estate may be paid their portion of your pension benefit.
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