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Disability Benefits

Retraite Québec

Applying for a Disability Pension

Clientele
Any person under age 65 who becomes disabled.

Requirements
The person must have a disability recognized as severe and permanent by Retraite Québec and must also have contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for one of the following periods:

  • at least two of the last three years of his or her contributory period (see definitions);
  • at least five of the last ten years of his or her contributory period;
  • at least half the years of his or her contributory period and not less than two years;
  • at least four of the last six years of his or her contributory period, if the person is age 60 to 65 and able to carry on full-time employment, but unable to carry on his or her usual work.

Note
If the person contributed to the Canada Pension Plan or the pension plan of a country with which Québec has signed an international social security agreement, those years of contribution can be taken into consideration in determining whether the person is eligible for a disability pension.

Restriction
A disability pension cannot be granted to a person who is receiving an unreduced income replacement indemnity from the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail.

To apply for a disability pension,

  • 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 medical report to Retraite Québec as soon as possible.

To obtain an estimate of the amount of the disability pension that you could be paid, use the online service My Account (requires clicSÉQUR authentication), or consult your statement of participation.

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