Death Benefits Paid by Retraite Québec
To apply for death benefits from Retraite Québec, the spouse of the deceased person, the spouse’s mandatary or the liquidator of the succession must complete the Application for a Survivor’s Benefit form and, depending on his or her situation, the Declaration of de facto Spouse and Declaration of Dependent Children forms and send them, along with the required documents, to Retraite Québec.
The applicant will not be required to provide a death certificate as proof of death if the declarant of the death completed the form Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death with the Declaration of Death (both forms are provided by the funeral director). It is the Directeur de l'état civil that will forward the information concerning the death to Retraite Québec.
The following supporting documents must be enclosed with the Application for a survivor's benefit:
Notes To be accepted by Retraite Québec, the supporting documents must be official original documents relating to the birth, marriage, civil union and death of the deceased person issued by the Directeur de l'état civil as of January 1, 1994, or originals or certified true copies of documents issued by authorized officers prior to that date, at the time the events occurred in Québec.
Retraite Québec copies each of the documents for its files and returns the originals to applicants within a few days of receiving them.
Birth certificates must mention both the name of the child and the names of the mother and father.
For persons who were born or died outside Québec or whose marriage was performed outside Québec, applicants must provide a certified true copy of the act of birth, death or marriage issued in the place where the event took place. Applicants can also provide a photocopy of the document if it was issued by a governmental agency equivalent to the Directeur de l'état civil. For persons born outside Québec, one of the following documents may also be submitted:
Judicial acts issued outside Québec and written in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation into French by a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec.
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