Régie des rentes du Québec

The liquidator of a succession and survivors' benefits

  • To give entitlement to survivors' benefits, the deceased must have made sufficient contributions to the Québec Pension Plan.
  • The death benefit, which is a maximum of 2 500 $, is paid on a priority basis to the person or charitable organization that paid the funeral expenses. After 60 days, the death benefit can be paid to the heirs.
  • If the deceased left a spouse, the surviving spouse could be entitled to a surviving spouse's pension. To be deemed to be the surviving spouse, certain rules apply.
  • If the deceased had dependent children under age 18, an orphan's pension can be paid to the person or organization responsible for their care.
  • The Application for Survivors' Benefits can be used to apply for a death benefit, an orphan's pension and a surviving spouse's pension.

To find out more...

  • If the deceased left a spouse, you will find more information in the Living as a couple section of our Web site.
  • If the deceased left children, you will find more details on the Régie's programs in the Children section of our Web site.
  • The section What to Do in the Event of Death This link will open in a new window. on the Gouvernement du Québec portal tells you what you need to do following the death of a family member.

A useful link...

  • Consult a notary This link will open in a new window. for help with settling an estate.
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