Tell us how to divide your pension
Let us know if you've separated or divorced and how we should divide your pension.
Send us one of the following documents:
- Complete, signed separation agreement
- Registered court order
- Form P9 Agreement to have benefits divided under part 6
Only submit Form P9 if you do not have a separation agreement or court order stating how to divide your pension.
The document you submit should clearly indicate how we are to divide your pension. It needs to include:
- The correct name of the pension plan (or plans) for the benefit to be divided.
- The start and end dates (day, month and year) of the entitlement period. The Family Law Act normally considers this period to be from the date you and your former spouse started living together or were married (whichever is earlier), until the date you separated.
- Your former spouse's share of the pension expressed as a percentage amount. Under the Family Law Act, the standard provision is 50 per cent of the pension earned during the entitlement period; however, you and your former spouse may agree on a different percentage. If the percentage is more or less than 50, your court order or separation agreement must indicate the chosen percentage amount.
- Any special requirements for dividing the pension that are different from those under the Family Law Act – for example, if the division will include any service purchased after the entitlement date.
We cannot divide a pension by a dollar amount.
We recommend you and your former spouse get independent legal advice about your individual rights when dividing a pension.
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