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Seizure and Assignment of Your Pension Benefits

  • If you become legally bankrupt, pension law states that your pension cannot be seized and given to your creditors.
  • Your pension benefits may, however, be seized or attached to satisfy an order issued under the provisions of the Maintenance Enforcement Act or the Income Tax Act.
  • You cannot assign your rights to pension benefits to someone else except in the case of a breakdown of a spousal relationship (see next section).

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