SGI Death Benefit


No Fault benefits are provided in the case where a Saskatchewan resident is fatally injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Death benefits are provided to the family of a customer who is fatally injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. 

In accordance with section 108 of the Act, the customer’s family or estate may be entitled to benefits if the accident occurs in Canada or the United States, or on a vessel travelling between ports of those countries.

Who may be entitled to receive a death benefit:

  • Surviving spouse: 
  • Spouse
  • Someone who is cohabitating as a spouse
  • Former spouse
  • Dependant(s) under the age of 21
  • Non- dependent children over the age of 21
  • Parents
  • The estate
Types of benefits that may be available in the case of a death:
  • Spousal benefit (Act, s 144, Regulations, s 26)
  • Dependant benefit (Act, sections 144 and 145, Regulations, s 27)
  • Lump-sum death benefits for parents, non-dependent children, and the estate(Act, s 147)
  • Funeral benefit (Act, s 148)
  • Spousal education benefit (Act, s 149 and Regulations, s 29)
  • Vocational counselling benefit (Act, s 150)
  • Grief counseling (Act, s 162.1)
  • Financial counselling (Act, s 162 and Regulations, s 72) 
For complete details please see the Injury Manual


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