If a fund member passes away, the surviving spouse is entitled to a pension for at least five years. The entitlement is based on marriage to a fund member or co-habitation that has endured for at least two years before the demise.
A spouse’s pension generally amounts to 50% of the entitlements of a fund member. The pension is paid in full for three years and half that for two years.
The disabled receive a full spouse’s pension until they become 67 years of age. A full spouse’s pension is paid until the youngest child currently supported by the surviving spouse reaches 20 years of age.
In the event of a new marriage or new co-habitation, the payments are cancelled.