Update Your Marital Status
Whether you are single, married, or living common-law, we need to know so we can provide you with accurate information about your pension benefits.
Your pension is a family asset. Your Spouse or Common-law Partner is automatically entitled to receive survivor benefits under the Pension Plan. If there is ever a breakdown in your relationship, Manitoba pension law requires that the pension earned during your relationship be taken into account when your family assets are divided.
You can update your marital/family status by filling out a Notification of Family Status form. We may contact you to verify changes or ask for additional information. We will mail a confirmation of change notice to you when your member file has been updated.
If your relationship status has recently changed, you may also want to consider naming a new beneficiary.
of a member means the person who is married to the member and who is not living separate and apart from the member by reason of a breakdown of their relationship. NOTE: If you want your Spouse to be eligible for full survivor benefits during your first year of marriage, you may obtain medical evidence of your good health from a medical doctor. Evidence must be submitted to, and found satisfactory by, The Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program. Otherwise, your Spouse may provide such evidence after your death.
is a person who is in a registered common-law relationship with the member (per Vital Statistics Act), or who is living with the member in a conjugal relationship for at least three years if either of them is married, or for at least one year if neither of them is married; and who is not living separate and apart from the member by reason of a breakdown of their relationship.