What happens if I die?

If you die within five years of starting to take your pension a lump sum death benefit may be payable.

Pensions are also payable to a spouse or civil partner or a person who was financially dependent on you. Children’s pensions are payable to any children who are:

  • under age 18
  • under age 23 and in full-time education or training
  • any age and incapable of self-support due to mental or physical incapacity, and were financially dependent on you

You can find out more details of how these death benefits are worked out in RMSPS benefits payable when you die.

Nomination forms

You can nominate one or more people to receive a lump sum death benefit, so make sure that you have submitted a complete and up-to-date form.

Section A/B members should complete the Direction of lump sum death benefit form.

Section C members should complete the Nomination of lump sum death benefit form.