Indemnities in the Event of Death Following and Industrial Accident or Occupational disease
The following persons are entitled to death benefits:
- the surviving spouse of the deceased employee, i.e., the person who is either:
- related to the employee through marriage or civil union and who lived with him or her,
- publicly introduced as the employee’s spouse and who, at the time of death, had been living in a marital relationship with him or her for three years, or for one year if a child resulted from their union, or
- entitled, at the time of death, to support payments under a judgment or an agreement;
- the minor child of the deceased employee;
- the employee’s child of full age, if the child is in one of the following situations:
- he or she is under 25 years old and a full-time student,
- he or she is disabled,
- the employee provided for more than 50% of his or needs;
- any person who is not the child of the deceased employee but who lived partially or entirely on the employee’s income;
- the parents of the deceased employee, if the latter had no dependents.
The death of the employee must have been caused by an employment injury (see Definitions).
To apply for death benefits following an employment injury, follow one of the following procedures:
- complete the Worker’s Claim form, and mail it to the regional office of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, making sure to include the required documents; or
- use the Réclamation du travailleur online service and submit the form, after printing it out (or call the Commission to request a copy by mail), and mail the required documents to the regional office of the Commission.
It is recommended to keep a copy for your records.