Who you can name as a beneficiary

Learn who you can name as a beneficiary to receive your pension benefit when you die.


Name your estate as your beneficiary

You can name your estate as a beneficiary. Your executor will be responsible for distributing your estate (including your pension benefit) according to the instructions in your will.

If you name your estate as your beneficiary and die without a will, someone must apply to the courts to administer your estate. This will delay payment of your pension benefit.

You may wish to speak with a lawyer or estate planner to discuss your options.


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