Death of a parent

If the parent contributed sufficiently to the Québec Pension Plan, certain survivors' benefits can be paid to his or her family members: the death benefit, the surviving spouse's pension and the orphan's pension.

The death of a parent of a child under age 18 can also affect child assistance payments.

Benefits may also be payable if the deceased parent was a member of a supplemental pension plan, had a locked-in retirement account (LIRA) or a life income fund (LIF).

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