Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Death Benefit

Introduction

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) death benefit is a one-time payment to the estate on behalf of a CPP contributor who has died.

As of January 1, 2019, the amount of the death benefit for all eligible contributors is a flat rate of $2,500.

Eligibility

In order for the death benefit to be paid out, the deceased must have been making contributions over at least:

How to apply

Apply for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Death Benefit

Notes

  • Payment from Service Canada takes approximately 6 to 12 weeks from the date your completed application is received.
  • If you don't understand or agree with a decision, you may ask for a reconsideration of that decision.
Difficulty
Moderate Application
Tax filing
No
Jurisdiction
Topics
Family