How Do I Notify Canada Pension And Old Age Security Of A Death?

By: George Darte
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Losing a loved one is an emotional and trying time; alongside the grieving process, practical matters need attention. If you find yourself in Canada and need to inform the Canada Pension and Old Age Security programs about the passing of a recipient, there are specific steps to follow. Here is a helpful guide from the experts at George Darte Funeral Home on how to notify CPP and OAS of a death:

Gather Important Documents

Begin by collecting the necessary documents related to the deceased individual. These typically include their Social Insurance Number (SIN), death certificate, and other relevant identification or paperwork.

Contact Service Canada

Service Canada is the government agency responsible for managing CPP and OAS. To inform them about the death, call their toll-free number at 1-800-277-9914. Prepare to provide the required details, such as the deceased person's name, SIN, and date of passing.

Speak With A Service Canada Representative

Once you reach out to the Service Canada number, you will be connected to a representative who will guide you through the process. They will request information about the deceased person, their CPP and OAS benefits, and any surviving beneficiaries or dependents.

Provide Supporting Documentation

The Service Canada representative will inform you about the documents they need to process the notification. Typically, this includes the death certificate, the deceased person's birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable), and proof of identity for the surviving spouse or common-law partner.

Complete Required Forms

Service Canada may ask you to fill out specific forms related to the CPP and OAS programs. These forms can include the CPP Death Benefit Application (ISP1200) and the OAS Death Benefit Application (ISP-1201). Ensure you complete the forms accurately and thoroughly, including all requested information.

Submit the Forms and Documentation

After completing the necessary forms, submit them along with the supporting documentation to Service Canada. You can do this by mail or at a Service Canada office. Remember to keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.

Follow-Up with Service Canada

Following up with Service Canada after submitting the forms and documents is essential to ensure the notification and processing of benefits are progressing as expected. This allows you to address any additional requirements or clarify any questions they may have.

Inform Other Agencies

In addition to notifying Canada Pension and Old Age Security, it's crucial to inform other relevant agencies or organizations about the death. This can include the deceased person's employer, insurance companies, financial institutions, and other government programs they were enrolled in.

Our funeral director is here to help with information on- Canada Pension and Old Age Security and the services you need. You can contact George Darte Funeral Home at 905-937-4444. Alternatively, please use this contact form to send us your queries. 

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