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Hi there I’m filing my return,  and was wondering if there’s a death benefit I can claim on income tax to receive for the passing of my mother in 2023 any help would be appreciated .  

not sure where to look for it or how to apply for it 

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Hello Mart2383,

T4A(P) slip - Box 18, CPP or QPP death benefit $2,500 / $2500
If you received the death benefit amount and you are a beneficiary of the deceased person's estate, you can choose to include it either on line 11400 of your federal return, and for Quebec resident on line 154 of the Quebec return.
Also, you can report this benefit on a T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return (TP-646 for Quebec) for the estate. The amount of tax payable may be different, depending on which return you use.
Do not report the death benefit on the deceased person's individual tax return.

To include this amount on your own return, please follow these steps:
1. In the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab", select the "Interview setup".
2. Then, on the page appearing on the right, go to the "Pension" group, check the box ''Pension income and split pension income (T4A, T4A(OAS), T4A(P), T4A-RCA, T4RSP, T4RIF, T1032)" and click on "Next" at the bottom of the page.
3. Return to the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab" and select the "Pension income, T4A, split pension".
4. On the right-hand side, choose the option "T4A(P) - Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits". For Quebec residents, the option is "T4A(P) - Statement of Quebec Pension Plan Benefits (RL-2)".

5. Enter in ''Box 18 - death benefit'' the amount of death benefit received, and then click "Next" at the bottom of the page.
The program will enter this amount on line 11400 of your federal return and on line 154 of your Quebec return.

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I’m confused I didn’t receive anything as mention my mother never had an estate nor did she have a will of any kind as she didn’t have anything to give. Now my question is there a benefit I can claim to receive from the government for the death of my mother or no? Also I paid for funeral costs etc 

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