The following forms can be valuable resources, if you are dealing with the paperwork for a recent death. Click on the options below to learn more about each form and find out whether it applies to your specific case!
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The CPP Death Benefit is a one-time, lump-sum payment made to the estate of the deceased contributor. The payout is relative to the contributions made by the deceased to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). In order to collect the CPP Death Benefit, you must apply in writing and submit the necessary documents.
To quality for a Survivor’s Pension, you must have been legally married or in common law union with your deceased spouse or partner at the time of their death. If you were legally separated from your deceased spouse at this time, you may still qualify. See form for details. The payout is relative to the contributions made by the deceased to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). In order to collect the CPP Survivor’s Pension, you must apply in writing and submit the necessary documents.
In some cases, you may need to apply for a Change of Information on behalf of the deceased to cancel their OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance) coverage. Use this form to avoid continued health insurance payments for someone who has already passed away.
In most situations, a Proof of Death from the Funeral Director will be sufficient to make final arrangements. However, in order to settle insurance claims or other legal matters, you may require other government-issued documents, with more information about the deceased. Check what is required in your case.
These government documents — the Certified Copy of Statement of Death and the Medical Certificate of Death — can only be applied for by the deceased’s next of kin or an authorized representative (their Executor). If the next of kin are no longer living, then extended next of kin may apply. Next of kin include parents, spouse, partner, children, and siblings, while extended next of kin include aunts, uncles, first cousins, grandchildren, grandparents, nephews, and nieces.
The Marriage Certificate is a common document for people to lose. If you’ve misplaced it, then you may need to request one to provide proof of marriage and receive benefits from your spouse’s pension plan. Check whether you will require a basic Marriage Certificate or a Certified Copy of Statement of Marriage in your situation