There are a number of benefits available to survivors of the deceased, whether they be spouses or children. However, it is important to apply for all of the applicable government benefits that you are eligible to receive and to do so as soon as possible, because retroactive payments are time limited. The attached PDF file from Service Canada, “During Your Time Of Loss: Information for Survivors” outlines the Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan benefits and how to find out if you are eligible. The various benefits are outlined here as well and grouped by type.
Canada Pension Plan Benefits
- Canada Pension Plan Death Benefits
- Canada Pension Plan Survivors Pension
- Canada Pension Plan Children’s Benefit