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My Dad passed away ion 2007 tragically. I am s beneficiary

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Hello,
My Dad passed away ion 2007 tragically.
I am his beneficiary on the will and on his Life Insurance and have a declaration of benefits document.
Recently I was made aware that I should have been receiving a portion of his pension. I had no idea. Instead payments have been going to his "common-law" friend, however a Statutory declaration of Common Law union Form was never filed.
The funeral home filled out the paper work and put her name on as beneficiary.
Should I proceed in investigating if I am actually entitled to any survivor benefit.
I am writing from Canada....the laws may be different?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.
Are you an adult or a minor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Adult
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
waiting for a response???
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not seeing your answer anywhere
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry. I did answer. The answer appears to have posted on the wrong customer's question.

Adult children do not get survivor's benefits.

Only spouses and minor dependent children get survivor's benefits.

Does that answer you question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if doesn't have a spouse and my daughter who was 5 at the time is listed in his will as beneficiary as well
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They automatically gave it to his "friend" and she was not his next of kin

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