Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death to departments and agencies

When a death occurs, certain steps need to be taken as soon as possible. In particular, you may need to notify government departments and agencies of the death, provide them with proof of death, apply for benefits or terminate registration in programs.

In principle, the deceased's relatives or the liquidator of the succession are responsible for making sure that government departments and agencies with which the deceased had a file are notified of the death.

Some departments and agencies will require a death certificate or a copy of an act of death issued by the Directeur de l’état civil as proof of death.

Simplifying the steps you need to take

To simplify the steps that must be taken in the event of a death, the Directeur de l’état civil created the form entitled Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death.

Completing the form Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death, which is attached to the Declaration of Death, allows the declarant of the death to notify a number of departments and agencies of the death in one step. As a result, the deceased's relatives or the liquidator of the succession will not have to provide a death certificate as proof of death, thus avoiding the steps and costs of obtaining one.

The information concerning the death is sent to the government departments and agencies once the death has been entered in the Québec register of civil status. For more information, consult the section Entering of events in the register of civil status.

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Reviewed: 2019-10-24


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