If your spouse or child dies, it could affect the amount of your child assistance payment. Retraite Québec determines the amount of the payment on the basis of family income, conjugal status and number of dependent children, regardless of whether the children are in sole or shared custody.
If the deceased was receiving child assistance or the supplement for handicapped children, the payments will cease. The person who becomes responsible for the child or children must file a new application. The death of a child affects child assistance payments, you must inform Retraite Québec as soon as possible of your child’s date of death.