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When your parent, spouse, or common-law partner dies, you may be eligible for benefits:
  • Allowance for the Survivor 
    Provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widowed spouses who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security pension.
  • Death benefit 
    Provides a one-time payment to (or on behalf of) the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor.
  • Survivor's pension
    Offers a monthly pension paid to the survivors of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor.
  • International benefits
    Provides survivor benefits to eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country.
  • Children's benefit 
    A monthly benefit for dependent children (under age 18 or between 18 and 25 and attending school) of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor.

Other Death Benefits Offered by the Government of Canada

The Last Post Fund's mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at the time of death. 

GFD of Canada (Fraternal) is a not-for-profit organization of funeral directors committed to being the premier provider of pre-need sales support, funding products, marketing services, & industry leading reporting to enhance business growth for our members.

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