Legal Matters, Human Rights and End of Life
Who to Contact When Someone Dies
The executor should contact former employers of the deceased for company pensions and benefits.
Plus contact the following offices (as they relate to the deceased person) to either find out eligibility for, or to cancel benefits, services or appointments:
Insurance company for life, automobile, home
Old Age Security (OAS) Program and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Quebec Pension Plan
Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Surviving spouses, common-law partners and orphans may be eligible for assistance and/or benefits under certain VAC programs.
Occupational Disease and Survivor Benefits Program