Spousal Waiver on Pre-retirement Death

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A member and his eligible spouse may choose to waive the spouse’s right to receive the post-1986 survivor benefit in favour of one or more designated beneficiaries (e.g., in the case of remarriage where the member has children from a previous marriage). To waive the benefit, the member’s spouse must complete and sign the Spousal Waiver Pre- Retirement Death Benefit  form. However, the member and his/her spouse may not waive the spouse’s right to receive the pre-1987 survivor benefit. The eligible spouse will continue to be entitled to receive these benefits.