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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a specific retirement date, or dates, in mind, we would be happy to provide you with an estimate of your OMERS pension. The easiest way to request a pension estimate is through myOMERS. The Retirement Planner allows you to estimate the amount of retirement income you can expect to receive from your OMERS defined benefit pension. It produces the same estimate you would receive by contacting OMERS to request one, is accessible 24/7 and takes only a few minutes.

There are several ways to change your beneficiary:

  • Visit to review and update your beneficiary information online.

  • Print Form 206 – Beneficiary information. Complete the form and fax or mail it to OMERS.

  • Send us a letter requesting a change of beneficiary. Be sure to include your name, membership or SIN number, your new beneficiary(ies) and their relationship to you, and your signature.

OMERS order of entitlement When a member dies, OMERS provides benefits in the following order of entitlement:

  • An eligible spouse is first in line for survivor benefits.

  • If there is no eligible spouse, a benefit would be paid to any eligible dependent children.

  • If there is no eligible spouse or children, the beneficiary on file with OMERS may be entitled to a refund.

  • If there is no beneficiary on file with OMERS, any refund would be paid to the member's estate.

The most convenient way to update your information is online withmyOMERS. Or, you can call OMERS Member Experience at 1-800-387-0813 or 416-369-2444.

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Stay informed about your OMERS Pension Plan through our news updates and electronic newsletters.

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