Dealing with finances can put a lot of added stress on those planning final arrangements. In order to help make sense of the options available to you, we are pleased to provide helpful links and contact information for a variety of financial and estate related assistance.
Canada Pension Plan and Survivor Benefits
Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits are paid to a deceased contributor's estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. There are two types of benefits.
- The death benefit is a one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor
- The survivor's and children's benefit pension is a monthly pension paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased contributor
It is important to apply for Canada Pension Plan benefits. If you do not apply, you may lose benefits you are entitled to receive.
Survivor's and Children's Benefit Pension
From within Canada and the United States, you can call toll-free Monday to Friday. For callers in Canada, service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., your local time. From the United States, service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Service is provided in English and French.
Toll-Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
If you live outside Canada and the United-States, find out more about accessing 1-800- O-Canada from other locations around the world.
Canada Revenue Agency
2045 Broad Street
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
- protects the property rights of children under the age of eighteen;
- administers the property and finances of adults who are incapable of managing their financial affairs, monitors other property guardians and investigates allegations of financial abuse;
- administers the estates of deceased persons; and
- holds and administers unclaimed property
100 - 1871 Smith St., Regina SK S4P 4W4
Telephone: (306) 787-5424 Fax: (306) 787-5065
Toll Free: 1-877-787-5424
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Closed for the noon hour and holidays)
Last Post Fund
The Last Post Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that no veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial due to insufficient funds.
The Last Post Fund delivers the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied veterans.
In addition to delivering the Funeral and Burial Program, the Last Post Fund supports several other initiatives to commemorate Canadian veterans, including its own military cemetery, the National Field of Honour, and the provision of military markers for unmarked veterans’ graves.
The Last Post Fund is supported financially by Veterans Affairs Canada and by private donations. Its National Office is in Montreal, Québec with representation in every province and the United Kingdom.
For 100 years, the Last Post Fund has ensured that no eligible Veteran is deprived of a dignified funeral, burial and headstone for a lack of financial resources. Its chief mandate is to administer the Funeral and Burial Program on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada.
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
200 – 1881 Scarth Street
Toll Free: 1-800-667-7590
WCB will pay the full cost of transporting the body to the worker's home community from anywhere in Canada, and a funeral allowance of $10,000. This amount is indexed annually.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)
SGI will pay a death benefit to the surviving spouse and dependent children of a person who has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Please complete a Death Benefits Application form and submit it with one of the following: a physician's report of death, autopsy report or funeral director's certificate of death. Your Personal Injury Representative can help you through this process.
Victim Services, Saskatchewan Justice
1874 Scarth Street
Web Site: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/justice-crime-and-the-law/victims-of-crime-and-abuse/compensation-for-victims-of-crime