Retirement Pension Paid under the Québec Pension Plan

Retraite Québec

Applying for the Sharing Between Spouses of a Retirement Pension Under the Québec Pension Plan

Clientele
De facto spouses, married spouses or civil union spouses who are both age 60 or over and are covered by one of the following situations:

  • both spouses are receiving a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan;
  • one spouse is receiving a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan, and the other is receiving a retirement pension under the Canada Pension Plan;
  • one spouse is receiving a retirement pension paid by the Québec Pension Plan while the other has never contributed to a pension plan.ne spouse is receiving a retirement pension paid by the Québec Pension Plan while the other has never contributed to a pension plan.

Conditions
Sharing between spouses is possible where:

  • spouses in a marriage or civil union
    • apply (whether jointly or not) for pension sharing, and
    • are not legally separated, or
  • spouses in a marriage or civil union who were de facto spouses before the marriage or civil union
    • make a joint application, and
    • were not married or in a civil union with another person during the time they were living together, or
  • de facto spouses
    • make a joint application,
    • were not married or in a civil union during the time they were living together, and
    • had been living together for at least three years at the time of the pension sharing application, or at least one year if they had a child together or adopted one while they were de facto spouses.

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

Where spouses are both beneficiaries of a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan and one of them applies for pension sharing, Retraite Québec notifies the other spouse if the sharing reduces his or her retirement pension.

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