Death Benefits Paid as the Result of a Traffic Accident
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
You can apply for a death benefit as a result of a traffic accident in any of the following ways:
You must apply for a death benefit within 3 years of the date of death. However, we recommend that you file your application as soon as possible, even if you are missing some forms that have to be filled out by other people. (You can submit those documents later.)
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by mail. You will receive the SAAQ’s decision by mail as soon as it has reviewed the file.
The following documents may be required when submitting a death benefit application:
Depending on the situation, you may also be asked to complete certain application form appendices or submit additional documents (for example, an attestation of income or school attendance, your income tax return, your notice of assessment, etc.).
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