Canada Death Benefits

A one-time, lump-sum payment to the estate on behalf of a deceased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributor.

If an estate exists the executor should apply for the benefit within 60 days of the date of death.

If no estate exists or if the executor does not apply, payment may be made to: the person or institution responsible for paying funeral expenses, the surviving spouse or common-law partner of the deceased, the next-of-kin of the deceased.

Individuals who are eligible for this benefit may also be eligible for the Surviving Child's Benefit or the Survivor's Pension which both offer monthly payments to children, spouses, and common-law partners of deceased CPP contributors.

Organizations that offer this Service
Service Canada
Eligibility

The deceased must have made contributions to the CPP for at least one third of the calendar years since they turned 18 (no less than three years) or for at least 10 years.

 

Areas Served
Burlington
Halton
Hamilton
Niagara
Oakville
Fees
Fee
Service
fees vary, contact for details
Languages
English
French
Application Instructions

To apply for the Death Benefit complete the Application for a Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit.

To apply for the Surviving Child's Benefit or the Survivor's Pension complete the Application for CPP Survivor's pension and Child(ren's) Benefits.

Information about required documentation is available on each form. Completed forms can be mailed to any Service Canada Office that have an address listed on the form.

Contact
Last Full Update
February 1, 2022