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Canada Pension Plan Benefits from the Government of Canada

General Information:

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Disclaimer: Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes provides general information concerning the benefits available to survivors through the Government of Canada. We do attempt to update information whenever possible; however because information, requirements and forms are subject to change without direct notice, we cannot guarantee that all information and forms listed on our site is current and/or accurate.

If you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to contact the Department of Human Resources-Development Canada (Canada Pension) directly at 1800-277-9914 or visit them online by clicking here.

Thank you from Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes

Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes provides the families who entrust their loved one's funeral arrangements to our care with a package that contains important documents required to apply for Canada Pension Plan Benefits. This package will either be given to you in the Foster & McGarvey portfolio case the day of the funeral service or, if you are meeting with a Family Care Counsellor, during your scheduled appointment.

If you cannot locate and/or require an additional information package, please contact us. If you wish to obtain the information online, the links above under Forms will guide you to the relevant page on Canada Pension Plan's site.

Contacting Canada Pension Plan

Completed applications for Death Benefits may be submitted either through the mail or in person by making an appointment.

By mail:

Service Canada
P.O. Box 2710 Main Station
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4C2

By phone and/or in person:

To make an appointment to apply in person or to contact the Department of Human Resources-Development Canada, please call:

1-800-277-9914 (English)
1-800-277-9915 (French)
1-800-255-4786 (TTY)

When making your inquiry, you may be required to provide the following information/documents:

  • Funeral Directors Statement of Death (obtained from Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes)
  • Deceased's birth certificate
  • Birth certificate of person(s) making the application
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof that the deceased contributed to the Canada Pension Plan (e.g., pay stubs; T4 slips)

Foster & McGarvey Funeral Homes strongly encourages you to contact Canada Pension Plan directly concerning the information/documents required for your own particular circumstances.


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