Death benefit paid under the Québec Pension Plan
To apply for a death benefit under the Quebec Pension Plan, you may either:
The Application for Survivors’ Benefits online service can also be accessed through My Account online service (ClicSÉQUR account authentication required), if registered. Once the application is submitted, the required documents must be sent to Retraite Québec.
To qualify for payment in first order of priority, the person or charitable organization that paid the funeral expenses must file an application and submit proof of payment to Retraite Québec within 60 days following the date of death. After 60 days, the death benefit may be paid to the first person filing an application, whether the applicant is the payer of funeral expenses or one of the deceased’s heirs. An application must be filed with Retraite Québec within five years following the date of death. The required documents must be submitted to Retraite Québec along with the application or within 60 days following the date of death, regardless of whether the application was made on paper or online.
One of the following documents must be provided as proof of payment of funeral expenses:
Proof of payment required when the payer has ties to the funeral home Where funeral expenses were paid by the owner of the funeral home who provided the service, by a relative of the owner or by an employee of the funeral home, the payer must provide one of the following documents as proof of payment, in addition to other documents required:
The payer with ties to the funeral home must also submit any other document that Retraite Québec deems necessary to determine the eligibility of the expenses. Retraite Québec reserves the right to require proof of birth, marriage or death where the death occurs outside Québec.
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