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Changing Your Pension Options

The Teachers' Pension Plans Act does not allow for a change to the pension option once pension payments have started.

If you have chosen a Joint and Survivor pension option, it means that your nominee is your spouse/pension partner at the time you started your pension. You cannot change your nominee regardless of circumstance, even in the case of a change of marital status.

If you have chosen a Single Life pension with a guarantee period of five, 10 or 15 years, you may change your beneficiary at any time until the guarantee period expires.

​Remember that an ATRF pension is always payable for the​ lifetime of the retired member.

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