If the deceased contributed sufficiently to the Québec Pension Plan, three forms of death benefits may be available

Death benefit

The death benefit is a lump sum of a maximum amount of $2,500 which is paid in priority to the person who paid for funeral expenses or to the heirs and, in certain circumstances, to the deceased’s descendants and their surviving spouse.

Surviving spouse’s pension

If you qualify as the surviving spouse, you may also be eligible for a surviving spouse’s pension.

Orphan’s pension

An orphan’s pension may be paid if the deceased was the parent of an underage child or was providing financial support for an underage child for at least one year.