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If the retired person dies

Payment of the retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan ends in the month following the death of the retired person.

If you are his or her spouse, you may be entitled to a surviving spouse's pension under the Québec Pension Plan. Be sure to find out as soon as possible.

Have you filed an application for retirement pension sharing between spouses? Pension sharing ends at the end of the month following the death of one of the spouses. The surviving spouse will then be entitled to the same retirement pension amount, if any, that he or she was receiving before pension sharing began.


Note that...
  • The federal Old Age Security Pension also stops being paid in the month following the death.
  • The retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Pension cannot be transferred to the surviving spouse or the heirs.


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