Canada Pension Plan (CPP) death benefit
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) death benefit is a one-time payment, payable to the estate or other eligible individuals, on behalf of a deceased CPP contributor.
To qualify for the death benefit, the deceased must have made contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for at least:
If an estate exists, the executor named in the will or the administrator named by the Court to administer the estate applies for the death benefit. The executor should apply for the benefit within 60 days of the date of death.
If no estate exists or if the executor has not applied for the death benefit, payment may be made to other persons who apply for the benefit in the following order of priority:
For more information, you can contact the Canada Pension Plan.