TN 1 (04-94)

GN 01716.305 Life to Death Conversions Under the Canadian Agreement and Quebec Understanding

A. Policy

Canada does not convert life benefits to death benefits and does require survivors to file applications for survivor's benefits. Additionally:

  • Canada does not pay benefits to spouses or children of a retired worker or OAS recipient.

  • The spouse's allowance is payable to the OAS recipient and ceases upon his/her death.

  • The only person who could qualify under the CPP/QPP systems for both life and death benefits is the child of a disabled worker who would convert to an orphan beneficiary.

B. Procedure

Use the following instructions to apply to a survivor who could possibly be entitled to a survivor benefit from Canada. These instructions are applicable only to cases where the United States is paying a totalization benefit.

 

If the survivor lives in then
the United States Request the FO servicing each family unit to obtain the appropriate Canadian application (CDN/USA 1 or QUE/USA 1) restricted to benefits from Canada.
  Do not obtain proof of death unless it is otherwise required to pay U.S. benefits.
Canada or a third country Advise the survivor(s) to contact the Canadian agency to file a claim. Do not obtain an application. Canada will do this directly.

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GN 01716.305 - Life to Death Conversions Under the Canadian Agreement and Quebec Understanding - 03/26/2014
Batch run: 03/26/2014
Rev:03/26/2014