Learn about death benefits

Death benefits are paid to the beneficiaries named on file and/or the plan member’s estate.

When a plan member dies, we need to share important information about death benefits with the beneficiaries named on file and/or the executor of the plan member's estate.

Once we have all the requested information, we will send the named beneficiaries or executor:

  • A Pre-retirement death benefits statement if the plan member died before they retired
  • A Survivor pension benefits application if the plan member died after they retired
These statements explain the death benefits that the beneficiary or estate is entitled to and how the benefits   will be paid.

If you are the plan member’s beneficiary or executor of their estate, complete and return the applicable form to the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan. Once we have received the form, we will pay you the death benefit.