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What sort of financial assistance is available to families to assist with funeral expenses?

There is a funeral benefit through CPP (Canada Pension Plan) for anyone who has contributed to CPP during their working life, up to a maximum of $2500 can be provided. There is also assistance through the Last Post Fund of Canada for eligible Veterans. Some families may be eligible for benefits through work or other […]

Are there any other Government benefits besides the CPP?

There is the CPP Death Benefit which pays one-time benefit up to a maximum of $2500, and this is based on the individual who has contributed to this plan during their working years. There is also a Survivor’s Pension through CPP (Canada Pension Plan) for the spouse or common law partner of the deceased. There […]

What is covered by insurance policies or Worker’s Compensation?

Many families rely on the deceased’s regular life insurance policy to help cover the cost of a funeral. After a death has occurred, find the original policy, as it will be needed to settle the claim and receive final payment from the insurance company. The company may request a copy of the Funeral Director’s Statement […]

Is there government assistance for funeral expenses and widow’s pension?

In the province of Alberta, no one is ever denied the dignity of a funeral. If a family is unable to pay, the government department of Alberta Family and Social Services can provide assistance for basic funeral services, a casket, and cemetery or cremation fees. This assistance is available to those not eligible for Canada […]

Will Canada Pension Plan (CPP) cover funeral expenses?

The Canada Pension Plan offers two kinds of financial assistance for families of contributors: Death benefit to cover funeral expenses. The one-time death benefit payment is paid to the deceased’s estate, up to a maximum of $2,500, based on the length of time contributions to CPP have been made. Monthly pension for survivors. Surviving spouses […]

If I am a veteran, what benefits are available to cover funeral expenses?

If you are a veteran who served with the Allied Forces during World War I, World War II, or the Korean Conflict, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs may cover expenses for basic funeral services (burial or cremation) and may pay for a specified casket, rental casket, cremation urn, a memorial monument, and GST. The Last […]

What financial decisions need to be made after a death occurs?

Even though this may be the furthest from your mind, there are a number of financial matters that need to be settled fairly soon after a death: Make an estate inventory, or a complete record of all important business and personal documents, detailing where each original document can be found Notify financial institutions of the […]

What are the costs related to funerals?

The following are four basic areas to consider when discussing costs with a funeral director: Fee for professional services. Professional services vary depending on the funeral service requested, but usually include transportation of the deceased, completing legal documents for the coroner, securing burial or cremation permits, embalming, consultation with the family, clergy or cemetery staff, […]