Services Québec and the Directeur de l’état civil have entered into agreements with Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. The agreements enable parents who complete the Declaration of Birth form to apply for:
- the Canada Child Tax Benefit;
- the Universal Child Care Benefit;
- the GST/HST credit;
- the child’s social insurance number.
The form is provided to parents by the hospital or birthing house when the child is born.
If parents do not complete the sections in the form concerning the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada, they must send applications to these two organizations themselves and provide the required documents.