CPP Survivor’s Pension and Child Benefit

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The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) survivor’s pension is paid to the person who, at the time of death, is the legal spouse or common-law partner of the deceased contributor.

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) children’s benefits provide monthly payments to the dependent children of disabled or deceased CPP contributors.

The child must be either:
under age 18; or
under age 25 and in full-time attendance at a recognized school or university.

There are two types of CPP children’s benefits:

A disabled contributor’s child’s benefit – a monthly payment for a child of the person receiving a CPP disability benefit.
A surviving child’s benefit – a monthly payment for a child of the deceased contributor. For the benefit to be paid, the deceased contributor must have made sufficient contributions to the CPP.