1998 Indexation for Estates
Notice to Beneficiaries of Deceased 1998 Bell Canada Pensioners.
This notice is for the beneficiaries of persons who were pensioners of the Bell Canada Pension Plan ("the Plan") as of January 1, 1998, and who died in 1998 or thereafter.
The Plan, in consultation with its regulator, has re-calculated and increased the cost-of-living adjustment awarded to those pensioners on January 1, 1998.No other pension calculation, for any other year, is affected.
To be considered for receipt of the additional payment, you must establish, with supporting documents, all of the following requirements:
• A person was employed by Bell prior to 1998.
• That person was retired and received a pension payment from the Bell Canada Pension Plan on January 1, 1998.
• That person died after January 1, 1998.
• You are the beneficiary of, or the estate trustee of, that person. Be prepared to produce estate documents such as a will, and to establish your legal status.
If you are the beneficiary of a 1998 Bell pensioner or a trustee to their estate, please call the Plan's dedicated representatives who are available from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, at 1 888 893-4446.
Only these Plan representatives can assist. Please do not contact any other Bell number or address.