Learn about waiving spousal rights

A spouse can give up their right to be the sole beneficiary of a plan member's pension benefit. Learn more.


Waiving spousal rights

Your spouse is automatically the beneficiary of your pension. Learn what's involved if your spouse wants to give up their right to receive a pension benefit when you die.

Submit a form to waive your pre-retirement death (survivor) benefit

Send us a form that allows you, as the spouse of a plan member, to give up your right to receive a pension benefit should your spouse die before retiring.

Submit a form to waive your death (survivor) benefit after retirement

Send us a form that allows you, as the spouse of a plan member, to waive your pension benefit should your spouse die after retiring.

Submit a form to waive your beneficiary rights to your spouse's pension

Send us a form that allows you, as the spouse of a plan member, to waive all remaining beneficiary rights should your spouse die after retiring.