Remarrying or taking a new common-law partner; Survivor/dependant: Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension

Remarried, or are in a new common-law relationship, you may be wondering whether you or your children are still entitled to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pension Plan benefits and group insurance plan coverage.

You may want to know…

If you remarry, does the survivor benefit under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Plan end?

No. The Survivor Benefits are payable for life and are not affected by remarriage.

Is the payment of the child allowance affected by remarriage or a new common-law relationship?

No. The child allowance for a surviving child is paid until the end of the month in which he/she turns 18 years of age. If 18 or older, the allowance is paid until he/she stops attending an educational institution full-time or turns 25 years of age, whichever comes first.

Is your new spouse and/or dependent child eligible to be covered under the public service group insurance benefit plans?

If you have opted for coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan or the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan as a survivor, you can apply for coverage for your new eligible spouse and/or dependent children.

To do this, contact the Government of Canada Pension Centre.

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