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Service Canada
Kenora District
Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Benefits

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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
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
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government ; (40) Federal Government
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Last Verified On August 22, 2019

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