Following a death
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult. Here is a list that can help you identify what to do when someone passes away.
The funeral director will register the death by completing the Statement of Death. This will be done with information received from a family member and the medical certificate.
Obtain a death certificate
- Learn how to order a death certificate and get the application form for the deceased's province or territory.
- If the person died abroad, the certificate must be obtained in the country where the death took place.
What to cancel
- Pensions and benefits
Find out how to cancel the deceased's various benefits including Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and tax-related payments.
- Personal identification
Find out how to cancel the deceased's personal identification cards, registrations, and other documents.
- Social Insurance Number
Find out how to cancel the deceased’s Social Insurance Number.
Benefits you may be eligible to receive
- Death Benefit, Child Benefit, Survivor Pension and Allowance for the Survivor
Find out if you are eligible to receive survivor or death benefits.
- Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children Grant
Find out if you are eligible to receive this income support grant for parents coping with the death or disappearance of a child.
Managing personal finances
- Financial checklist
Learn about the key financial matters to consider while overseeing the deceased's finances as an executor or administrator.
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