My bf's mother died on the highway during returning from a work related meeting in another town. She was hit by a semi which hit a moose and flipped crashing into her work vehicle and killing her instantly. The semi was also obviously a company vehicle. It's a total wrongful death but no benefits are entitled to my bf or his sister as they both were not dependent children. She did not have a spouse. It seems wrong to me that all the money she paid over the years does not go to the surviving children. She was 60 and planning for retirement in less than a year. Is there nothing they can do for loosing their only family "rock"? She was the glue and central figure of the whole family. How does the government justify monies payed over decades to Cpp and social security not benefiting family members if they are not specifically a dependent of a certain age (under 19) and possibly older if attending college /university or disabled?? How does the government reach into a person's pocket for the purpose of benefit to that person later in life and just literally STEAL it if that person does not survive to retirement? I get that there is a pot it goes to for others but absolutely nothing to family if they are not within their unfair eligibility requirements.. Not even a one time partial payment. That is just wrong.