How to Make a Claim

Group Life Assurance – How to Make a Claim

Group Life Assurance

Our approach aims to ensure that claims are dealt with in a sensitive and timely manner. We will usually pay all claims within five working days of receipt of the claim form and all supporting evidence. Just follow these three simple steps:

1. Contact us as soon as possible after a member’s death.

2. Send relevant documents to: Life Claims Team, Canada Life Limited, 3 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6ER.    

Lump Sum Life Assurance

  • Claim form fully completed and signed by scheme trustees or other authorised signatories.
  • Proof of Death please attach original death or coroner's certificates (with English translation if required), or contact us regarding checking the online death registry.

Dependant’s Pension

  • Original marriage certificate for a spouse/civil partner (with English translation if required).
  • Original birth certificate for the spouse/civil partner and any other dependants who are to receive pension benefits.

3. Once we have received all our initial requirements, we will advise you within five working days:

  • of any further information we require to assess the validity of the claim, or
  • if we are unable to admit the claim and the reason(s) why, or
  • if we have all the information we require, after assessment, that we can admit the claim.

Please note

  • We are unable to accept copy certificates in any cases.
  • We will not process any claims where the completed claim form is not submitted within two years of the member's death.
  • Other evidence may be required if declared earnings do not match the amount being claimed.
  • The employee's immediate family may be able to access our Bereavement Counselling services.

Any questions?

Find everything you need in our How It Works section, or contact our Life Claims Team:

T: 0345 223 8000


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