What to Do in the Event of Death

Death Certificate and Copy of an Act of Death
Civil Status Documents Related to Death: Certificate, Copy of an Act and Attestation

Important Notice

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A Death certificate or a Copy of the act of death issued by the Directeur de l'état civil du Québec are legally recognized as proof of death to confirm that the death has been entered in the Québec register of civil status. These documents allow the liquidator of the succession to complete various formalities related to settling the succession.

You will use these official documents to terminate government programs and request benefits. They also determine to start date for the payment of survivor benefits. 

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