Someone Concerned by the Support File Dies
In most cases, when the person paying, receiving or benefitting from support dies, the obligation to pay support ends on the date of death. Therefore, if someone involved with the support file dies, you need to notify us of the date of death as soon as possible.
If arrears are owed when the payer of support dies, we will file a claim with the deceased's succession. If they are not paid, we may take action to recover them.
If the support recipient dies, we will:
- continue to collect any arrears accumulated as of the date of death;
- remit any arrears to the support recipient's succession.
The death of a child for whom support is payable affects the collection of support, depending on whether the support is payable for one child or for several children.
Support payable for one child
If support is payable for only one child, it will cease to be collected retroactively to the date of the child's death. A new judgment is not needed.
Support payable for more than one child
If support is payable for more than one child and one of the children dies, you must obtain a new judgment to determine the support payable for the other children, unless support was originally determined for each child separately.
Until the new judgment is obtained, we will continue to collect the support according to the original judgment.