Retirement Pension Paid under the Québec Pension Plan

Retraite Québec

Applying for Retirement Pension Sharing Between Spouses under the Québec Pension Plan

Clientele
Spouses aged 60 or over who are married or in a civil or de facto union, and who are in one of the following situations:

  • Both spouses receive a retirement pension from the Québec Pension Plan.
  • One spouse receives a retirement pension from the Québec Pension Plan, while the other receives a retirement pension from the Canada Pension Plan.
  • One spouse receives a retirement pension from the Québec Pension Plan, but the other has never contributed to a pension plan.

Requirements
Pension sharing is possible if:

  • the spouses are married or in a civil union, and:
    • apply for it (whether jointly or not), and
    • are not legally separated
  • or, the spouses were in a de facto union before being married or in a civil union, and:
    • make a joint application for pension sharing, and
    • were not married to, or in a civil union with, a third person during the period of their de facto union
  • or, the spouses are in a de facto union, and:
    • make a joint application, and
    • were not married or in a civil union during the period of their de facto union, and
    • have lived together for at least 3 years when pension sharing begins, or at least 1 year if they have had a child, or adopted a child, during their union

To apply for pension sharing between spouses under the Québec Pension Plan, fill out the Application for Retirement Pension Sharing Between Spouses Under the Québec Pension Plan, and mail to Retraite Québec.

When spouses receive a retirement pension under the Plan and one of them applies for pension sharing, Retraite Québec notifies the other spouse if pension sharing would have the effect of reducing his or her retirement pension.

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