Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) survivor benefits


An Act Respecting the Québec Pension Plan


The QPP provides benefits to the next of kin (NOK) of workers who have sufficiently contributed during their lifetime.


To be eligible for survivor benefits from QPP, one must reside in Quebec and apply in writing.


The QPP provides three types of benefits in the event of a contributor's death:

  • The death benefit is a lump-sum payment of $2,500 to the person or the charitable organization who paid for the funeral expenses.
  • The surviving spouse's pension is intended to ensure a base income for the deceased contributor's spouse if the survivor meets the eligibility requirements.
  • The orphan's pension is a monthly benefit paid to the minor child of the deceased.


For information on eligibility for QPP Survivor Benefits, visit

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