Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)

Service Canada

Sudbury District - Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Benefits

Search Agency Service

Description
Financial benefits paid to a deceased contributor's estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children

Death Benefit
  • Provides a one-time payment to or on behalf of the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributor
Survivor's Pension
  • Provides a monthly pension paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased CPP contributor
Children's Benefit
  • Provides a monthly benefit for the dependent children of a deceased CPP contributor
Comments
Shortest wait times are:Mon-Fri 8:30 am-10 am
Eligibility
Deceased contributor must have a minimum of three years contribution to Canada Pension Plan

Death Benefit
  • Estate of the deceased
  • If no estate, the person responsible for the funeral expenses, the surviving spouse or common-law partner or the next of kin may be eligible, in that order

Survivor's Pension
  • Individual who, at the time of death, is legal spouse or common-law partner of the deceased contributor
  • If a separated legal spouse and there is no cohabiting common-law partner, they may qualify

Children's Benefit
  • Dependent child of the deceased contributor, under age 18 or between 18 and 25 and in full-time attendance at a school or university
Application Process
Application kits available at your local Service Canada Centre and most funeral homes, or by calling 1-800-277-9914
Death Benefit
  • Executor, administrator or a legal representative of the estate should apply
  • If there is no estate, the person responsible for the funeral expenses, the survivor or the next of kin may apply, in that order
Survivor's Pension
  • Legal Spouse or common-law partner of the deceased contributor must apply
Children's Benefit
  • Individual caring for and responsible for the deceased contributor's children must apply
  • Children between 18 and 25 going to school full-time must apply for themselves
Office
1-800-277-9914 - Toll Free
TTY
1-800-255-4786
Web Site
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-survivor-pension.html
Fees
None
Documents Required
Documents vary
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
Topic(s)
Agency Information
View Agency Profile
Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 31, 2021
Address
721 Centre St, Suite 2
Espanola, ON, P5E 1T3
Service Canada Centre located in Suite 2 of 721 Centre Street at Algoma Street in Espanola
Open in Google Maps
Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1600
Tue
0830 - 1600
Wed
0830 - 1600
Thu
0830 - 1600
Fri
0830 - 1600

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Espanola
  • Sudbury District