Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Site: Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Service: Canada Pension Plan - Survivor Benefits

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Record #: OAK0203 Last Full Update: 04 Nov 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameCPP ; ServiceCanada
Former NameIncome Security Programs
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-277-9914 
TDD Phone1-800-255-4786
Social MediaTwitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanada. Old Age Security Programs
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Service Information
Description (Service)Canada Pension Plan Survivor Benefits are paid to the deceased contributor's estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. If your deceased same-sex common-law partner contributed to the Canada Pension Plan, you could be eligible for survivor's benefits. 
Allowance for the Survivor 
* a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widowed spouses who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security pension 
Death Benefit  
* one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor 
* if no estate, the person responsible for the funeral expenses, the surviving spouse or common-law partner or the next of kin may be eligible, in that order  
Survivor's Pension 
* monthly pension paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased contributor 
* if you are a separated legal spouse and there is no cohabiting common-law partner, you may qualify for this benefit  
Children's Benefit 
* monthly benefit for dependent children of a deceased contributor  
* paid to a natural or adopted child, or a child in the care and custody of the person receiving the CPP benefit 
* child must be under age 18, or between the ages of 18 and 25 and in full-time attendance at a recognized school or university 
International Benefits 
* provides survivor benefits to eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country 
Local offices for further information:  
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office 
HoursTelephone agents Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Automated telephone information Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas ServedHalton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibilityfor more information visit the website
Application* application kits for the Survivor's Pension and/or Children's Benefit are available from any Service Canada Centre and many funeral homes * kit is also available online by clicking on here 
* to download the Application Kit for the Death Benefit, click here 
* kits contain information and instructions as well as a list of documents needed to apply 
* ask for a kit or assistance at any time by calling the toll free number 
* if you delay in applying, CPP can make back payments for up to 12 months b>only
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Site Information
Located In CommunityGreater Toronto Area
Mailing Addressc/o Service Canada 
PO Box 5100 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCanada Pension Plan ; Canada Pension Plan Survivors Benefit
Other Details
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