In the Event of a Death

Claim for Death Benefits

Filing your claim for death benefits

Online

Use our online service to file your claim for death benefits.

Using the paper form

If you prefer to file a claim using a paper form, you must first call us at 1 888 810-2525 to have your claim file opened and obtain a claim number. 

Refer to the Guide to the Claim for Death Benefits (PDF, 250.9 ko) for help in completing the form. If you need our assistance, you can count on us.

Enclosing the required documents with your claim (the SAAQ could request additional documents to analyze your claim)

  • Proof of the accident
  • Proof of death, such as the death certificate issued by the funeral director or by the Directeur de l'état civil
  • If you are receiving psychological counselling, the medical order and the receipts or invoices of the health care professional

Remember to write your claim number on all documents you enclose with your claim.

Additional documents to enclose with your claim, depending on the deceased's situation

If the deceased was a salaried employee
If the deceased was self-employed

You must send us, for each of the past 3 years:

Resident of Québec

  • his or her provincial income tax returns
  • his or her notices of assessment
  • his or her Business or Professional Income and Expenses forms from Revenu Québec or his or her statement of income (income and expenses)

Resident of other Canadian provinces

  • his or her federal income tax returns
  • his or her notices of assessment
  • his or her Statement of Business or Professional Activities forms from Revenue Canada or his or her statement of income (income and expenses)
If the deceased was a full-time student and age 16 or older

You must have the Attestation of School Attendance (PDF, 143.1 ko) form completed. This form is provided to you with the death benefit claim form.

If the deceased was receiving Employment Insurance benefits or an employment assistance allowance

You must have the Confirmation of an Employment-Assistance Allowance Lost (PDF, 158.1 ko) form completed. This form is provided to you with the death benefit claim form.

Remember to write your claim number on all documents you enclose with your claim. If certain documents are missing, you can send them to us later.

Submitting your documents

Online

Use our Document Submission online service

By fax

1-866-289-7952

By mail

Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Case postale 2500, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8A2

If you file your claim online or by fax…

You are not required to mail us the original documents.
Remember to write your claim number on all your documents.

Last update: May 11, 2021