my daughter is 18 and her mom passed away 2 1/2 yrs ago and we are wondering if she is entitled to any sort of survivor benefits , she has been accepted to university, so scholorships or benefits, and if so how would we contact?
I am sorry for your loss.
Did your daughter's mother contribute to CPP?
yes and a pension through hospital employees union also
Your daughter may be entitled to survivor benefits through CPP.
Did you check this out when her mother died?
The other pension is private.I
Let me get you the information you will need about the CPP benefits.
For the hospital pension plan benefits you will need to call the Plan administrators.
Here is the webpage that explains this.
She could get a monthly payment from the time her mother died up until she finishes school.
So read this information and call CPP tomorrow.
does that include university also?
Yes it does for sure,
She should go into her guidance counsellor's office at school.
There are lots of bursaries and scholarships she should apply for.
Do you/your daughter know about OSAP loans?
Let me get you that website too but for sure she needs to speak to a guidance counsellor.
She should also spend some time reviewing her universities website. They will have lots of information about this too.\
Let me help out a bit.
What school is she going to be going to?
Good for her.Let me check their website for a minute or two.
Start reading here:http://www.uvic.ca/students/undergraduate/finances/index.php
There is a lot of money out there for students but she needs to spend some time finding it.
So you can call CPP and the hospital pension people and she can see her guidance counsellor and she should do that at once.
There are lots of deadlines and some applications require essays.
ok thank you
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