Where Do I Apply For Canada Pension Plan Lump Sum Death Benefit?

By: George Darte
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Canada Pension Plan lump sum death benefit includes a lump sum death benefit to eligible contributors. Applying for this benefit requires understanding the process and knowing where to apply. The George Darte Funeral Chapel team has put together this information to guide you through the steps and inform you about the appropriate channels for applying for the CPP lump sum death benefit.

Eligibility For The CPP Lump Sum Death Benefit

To be eligible for the CPP lump sum death benefit, you must be the estate executor, the legal representative, or the person responsible for funeral expenses. Additionally, the deceased must have contributed sufficiently to the CPP during their working years. The lump sum death benefit is a one-time payment to assist with funeral expenses and is not based on the deceased's income or other factors.

Service Canada

Service Canada is the primary agency responsible for administering CPP benefits. To apply for the CPP lump sum death benefit, visit the Service Canada website (www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/benefits/family/death-benefit.html) and follow the instructions provided. The website offers comprehensive information about the application process, eligibility criteria, and required documentation.

Phone Application

If you prefer applying over the phone or need assistance, you can contact Service Canada's toll-free number at 1-800-277-9914. A representative will guide you through the process and answer any questions. Be prepared to provide the necessary information, such as the deceased's Social Insurance Number, date of death, and your relationship to the deceased.

In-Person Application

If you prefer a face-to-face interaction, you can visit a Service Canada Centre near you to apply for the Canada Pension Plan lump sum death benefit. Service Canada Centers are located across the country, and their staff can provide personalized assistance with the application process. It is recommended to check the Service Canada website (www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/service-canada.html) or call the toll-free number to find the nearest Service Canada Centre and inquire about their operating hours and services available.

Required Documentation

When applying for the CPP lump sum death benefit, you must provide specific documentation to support your application. This may include:

  • The deceased person's Social Insurance Number
  • Proof of death, such as a death certificate
  • Proof of your relationship to the deceased (e.g., marriage certificate, birth certificate, or common-law relationship proof)
  • Documentation related to funeral expenses (e.g., itemized invoice, receipt, or contract)
  • Ensure that you have these documents readily available before submitting your application.

For information about Canada Pension Plan lump sum death benefit, you can contact George Darte Funeral Chapel at 905-937-4444. Alternatively, please use this contact form to send us your queries. 

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