What to Do in the Event of Death

Death Benefit

If you are a family member of a deceased person who contributed sufficiently to the Québec Pension Plan, you may be entitled to a death benefit up to a maximum of 2500$. Its paid on a priority basis to the person that paid the funeral expenses and must be submitted to Retraite Québec within 60 days following the death. After 60-day period, the death benefit can be paid to the deceased's heirs.

If you are not eligible for the death benefit under the Québec Pension Plan, you can apply to the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale for the special benefit for funeral expenses (2500$).

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