The first steps to be taken by the liquidator of a succession

  • If the deceased was age 18 or over and had worked, be sure that an Application for Survivors' Benefits under the Québec Pension Plan has been filed with Retraite Québec.
  • If the deceased was a member of a supplemental pension plan, you must notify the plan administrator of the death and find out what benefits are payable. If you have a designation of a beneficiary, send it to the administrator without delay.
  • You will find the name and address of the plan administrator in our online service for consultation of supervised pension plans.
  • If the deceased had a locked-in retirement account (LIRA) or a life income fund (LIF), contact the financial institution that administered the account or fund.
  • If the deceased left any children, you will find more details on our programs in the section Children.

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