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He probably is. When a spouse forfeits the spousal right to pension in the election process, the spouse must specifically sign paperwork that he/she is waiving the right to collect that amount. If he doesn't recall signing such a document, he may have never done so. He should contact the pension plan and determine what their documents show are his rights to the pension. It is the spouse of the deceased that is responsible for contacting the plan in any event; not the plan's duty to contact the spouse.
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I am happy to assist you.Did you friend's spouse work in Canada?
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