Death of an Eligible Dependent

We all face numerous losses throughout our lives. When the loss is the death of someone close to us, someone we care about, the loss can trigger a grieving process that can affect our way of living, both at home and at work/school. How we handle the response to deaths as a community reflects how we value people within that community.

This section is here to help you better understand and cope when someone close to you dies. Information is presented from several perspectives. This is also a guide to balance your own personal needs to heal and recover with the potential demands of being at work or at school.

Death of Eligible Dependent

What? When? What do I do?
Alberta Health Care When you are able Contact Alberta Health and Wellness.
Supplementary Health and Dental Care When you are able Complete Changes to Enrollment of Benefits Form

Insurance Plan for Optional Dependent Life Insurance

When you are able If you are enrolled in Optional Dependent Life Insurance please contact Pension & Benefit Advisory Services at 492-4555 to initiate the claim process. You will then receive a letter outlining the requirements to process the claim.
Life Insurance Plan(s) Your choice Complete the Beneficiary Designation Form
Pension Plan When you are able Complete the appropriate Designation of Beneficiary Form (PSPP or UAPP) and the Pension Partner Form (if it is the spouse who died)

Canada Pension Plan Survivor Benefits

In the event of a death, the Canada Pension Plan provides Survivor Benefits. Detailed information and application forms are available from the Service Canada website.

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Grieving While Returning to Work 


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