Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits are paid to a deceased contributor's estate, surviving spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. There are three types of benefits: 1. The death benefit is a one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased Canada Pension Plan contributor; 2. The survivor's pension is a monthly pension paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased contributor; 3. The children's benefit is a monthly benefit for dependent children of a deceased contributor.
The Last Post Fund is dedicated to ensure, in so far as possible, that no war veterans, military disability pensioners or civilians who meet wartime service eligibility criteria are denied a dignified funeral and burial for lack of sufficient funds.
The Gone Away Suppression File provided a solution to the problem of mailing people who moved. It also led to the identification of another problem within the industry - mailing the deceased. Receiving mail for someone who has moved is frustrating, but if you are suffering a bereavement and the deceased person is still being mailed it is also distressing.