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Canada Pension Plan

Version of section 71 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-14:

Marginal note:Payable to estate

  •  (1) Where payment of a death benefit is approved, the Minister shall, except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), pay the death benefit to the estate of the contributor.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) The Minister may direct payment of a death benefit in whole or in part to such person or body as is prescribed where

    • (a) he is satisfied, after making reasonable inquiries, that there is no estate;

    • (b) the estate has not applied for the death benefit within the prescribed time interval following the contributor’s death; or

    • (c) the amount of the death benefit is less than the prescribed amount.

  • Marginal note:No double payment

    (3) Where a payment has been made pursuant to subsection (2), the Minister is not liable to make that payment to any subsequent applicant.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-8, s. 71
  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (2nd Supp.), s. 40

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