Death Benefit

The Death Benefit is a tax-free, lump sum payment paid to a spouse or common-law partner and dependent children of a Canadian Forces member who is killed while in service or injured while in service and dies within 30 days of the injury.

Delivered by: Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

Eligibility Information

See “Do I qualify?” on the Death Benefit program page of the VAC website.

Contact Information

  • General Inquiries: 1-866-522-2122