Death of a Member

If you've recently lost a loved one who was a member of one of the pension plans, you may be eligible for survivor benefits.

We are committed to helping you through this difficult time – you can find the resources you need by selecting an option below.

Was the member who passed away an active member (currently employed or on sick leave) or retired?

Active (was employed or on sick leave)

If your loved one was an active member (employed or on sick leave), their employer will notify Vestcor of their passing. Vestcor will provide the member’s applicable survivor with documentation, from which they can select their preferable pension-related option.

If you have any questions about this process, contact our Member Services team by telephone at 1-800-561-4012 or in writing at


If the member was a retiree, you will need to contact our Member Services team at 1-800-561-4012 to notify us of their passing and begin the process of applying for survivor benefits as soon as possible.

Below is some of the documentation you may be required to complete: