Coping with a Loss of Independence

Disability Benefits

Retraite Québec

Applying for the Additional Amount for Disability

Any beneficiary of a retirement pension paid under the Québec Pension Plan who is under 65 and becomes disabled.

The following requirements apply:

  • The person’s disability must be recognized as severe and permanent by Retraite Québec.
  • The person must have contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for at least 4 of the last 6 years of his or her contribution period (see Definitions).
  • The person must no longer be able to cancel his or her retirement pension to receive a disability pension.

The additional amount for disability cannot be granted to a beneficiary of a retirement pension under the Canada Pension Plan.

To apply for an additional amount for disability,

  • Fill out the sections of the Application for Disability Benefits Under the Québec Pension Plan that correspond to your situation.
  • Mail to Retraite Québec the first 2 parts of the form, i.e. the part concerning the application itself and the part on consent to release medical, psychosocial and administrative information, along with any other medical documents or analysis results concerning your disability.
  • Fill out section 1 of the medical report included in the form and give it to your attending physician.
  • Ask your attending physician to complete the other sections of the medical report and send it to Retraite Québec.

For the application to be processed more quickly, the application form can be sent to Retraite Québec without the medical report. The physician must send the report to Retraite Québec as soon as possible.

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