Pensions and marital breakdowns: information for lawyers

Lawyers are often asked to advise clients about dividing a pension benefit between a plan member and a former spouse. Learn more about the information and documents we need to administer a pension following a relationship breakdown.


Submit authorization to release information

We require authorization to release information about a plan member’s pension account to a third party. This authorization can be provided in one of two ways:

  • A former spouse of a plan member can submit Form P1 Claim and request for information and notice to the plan
  • The plan member can submit their authorization in a written letter to the plan

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