benefits are available to a spouse, dependent children
and dependent parents.
(i) a person who is married to a member; or
(ii) if a member is not married, a person with whom
the member is cohabiting as spouses at the relevant
time and who has been cohabiting continuously with the
member as the member's spouse for at least 12 consecutive
months immediately before the relevant time (death).
Unless there is a legal divorce the separated spouse is
entitled to the survivor benefit.
are: children who are under 18 years of age and dependent
on the teacher for support at the time of the member's
death or who are under 25 years of age and attending an
approved educational institution on a full-time basis
and who are not dependents for any other person other
than the spouse of the teacher; children over 18 years
of age who are dependent on the teacher by reason of mental
or physical infirmity and are incapable of engaging in
any reasonable occupation.
there is no spouse or dependent children, a parent who
is dependent on the teacher for support at the time of
the teacher's death and who is a dependant of the teacher
for the purpose of the Income Tax Act. (Canada) is entitled
to a 60% allowance.