The estate policy is part of the Toronto Purchase Trust Agreement, and has been developed to provide financial relief through a disbursement of ten thousand ($10,000) upon the death of an MCFN band member.  This policy came into effect the day of the Toronto Purchase vote (May 29, 2010).

Provided there are sufficient funds through contributions from the Toronto Purchase Trust, this policy will remain in effect annually with the approval of the budget. This program is not funded by any government agency and is fully administered by Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The Estate Policy provides for $ 10,000 per deceased Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Member, payable to the deceased Member’s estate. The executor, or estate trustee, named in the will of the deceased Member may apply for the funds.

If the Member left no will, then anyone appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the deceased Member may apply for the funds. If the Member left no will and no one has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the deceased Member, then the surviving spouse or closest next of kin may apply. The application must be made within one year of the death of the Member.

The disbursement will not exceed $10,000 per deceased member. Funds will not be disbursed without required documentation, authorization and approval of the First Nation Funds for this Policy are subject to allocations through the annual Operating Budget as approved by Chief and Council.

How to Submit a Claim

The executor, or estate trustee, named in the will of the deceased Member may apply for the funds. If the Member left no will, then anyone appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the deceased Member may apply for the funds. If the Member left no will and no one has been appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to manage the affairs of the deceased Member, then the surviving spouse or closest next of kin may apply.

1. If the deceased member left a will, a notarized copy of the will shall be provided to Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation in support of the application for reimbursement of expenses.
2. An original copy of the proof of death certificate or death certificate is required.
3. A copy of the deceased Member’s status card or a letter of confirmation of membership status.
4. Anyone receiving the Estate Policy disbursement will be required to provide appropriate identification, sign a release and sign an indemnity.

Please find the following documents by clicking on the highlighted links below:

SCHEDULE C Estate Policy

Estate Policy Application Form

Mail the required documents to:

Estate Policy
Mississaugas of Credit First Nation
2789 Mississauga Road
R.R. #6
Hagersville, Ontario
NOA lHO

OR attend in person to:

Lands, Membership and Research Department
6 First Line Road, Unit 1
Hagersville, Ontario
N0A 1H0

Contact by phone: 905-768-0100

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