CF-FC 2196 - Naming or substitution of a beneficiary

Protected "B" when completed

Privacy notice

Provision of the personal information is required pursuant to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, para. 7(1)(d) and s.13 and will be used for the purpose of administrating the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (CFSA). Refusal to provide the personal information, or the provision of incorrect information may result in loss of benefits and/or delays in processing incorrect pension estimates, benefits, or statements. Personal information is protected, and only used and disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and as described in Personal Information Bank PWGSC PCU 702 – Federal Pension Administration. Under the Act, individuals have a right of access to their personal information and request correction, if erroneous or incomplete.

Instructions for serving members and pensioners—Completion of the form

Please complete all fields and print. No acknowledgement receipt will be sent, please retain a copy for your records.

Completion of this form negates any previously submitted form on file. If the form is completed incorrectly, any supplementary death benefit will be payable to your estate unless a properly completed form naming a beneficiary is received by the Government of Canada Pension Centre.

Instructions for Serving Members Only

Reserve Force members must be on Class C service on the date of signature. A break in Class C service will cause this form to become invalid. A new form must be completed at the commencement of each period of Class C service.

It is the responsibility of the base, wing or unit to ensure the form is completed correctly. This is indicated by the stamp and/or signature of the Commanding Officer. (By stamping and/or signing, the Personnel Office or Base Orderly Room verifies the form is completed as required.)

Submit a completed copy to your Personnel Office or Base Orderly Room, who will verify it correct and forward a stamped/signed copy to the Government of Canada Pension Centre on your behalf and place a copy on your file.

Forwarding of the Form

It is important that this form be received at the address indicated below as soon as possible.

Public Works and Government Services Canada
Government of Canada Pension Centre - Mail Facility
150 Dion Boulevard
PO Box 9500 
Matane QC G4W 0H3

Plan member's personal information

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Plan Member's additional information


Carefully read instructions before completing.


I hereby appoint the following beneficiary and revoke any previous designation.

Beneficiary's information


You must be a plan member in the Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB) plan to complete this form; otherwise, the form will be invalid. You may cancel or change your beneficiary at any time while a plan member, whether serving or retired.

Upon your death, your named beneficiary may become entitled to certain lump sum benefits which are payable under Part II of the Canadian Forces superannuation Act. A naming takes effect the date this form is completed; however, this form must be received by the Government of Canada Pension Centre prior to your death. Therefore, it is recommended that the completed form, be forwarded by express mail to the address indicated below.

Important—You may only have one designated beneficiary at a time.

You may designate:

  • any person over 18 years of age on the date of naming
  • your Estate (print "Estate" in the space provided for the beneficiary). If you only wish to cancel the previous designation and not name a new beneficiary, simply print "Estate"
  • any registered charitable, benevolent/religious or educational organization or institution (name, address and registration number of the institution are required)
  • An ineligible or ambiguous designation will render the form invalid

For office use only

CF-FC 2196E (2015-04-001)

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