Canada Pension Plan
Canada Pension Plan 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