Coping with a Loss of Independence

Disability Benefits

Applying for a Disability Pension

Any person under age 65 who has a disability recognized as severe and permanent by Retraite Québec (see Definitions) and who has 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 4 of the last 6 years of his or her contributory period if the person is age 60 to 65 and able to work full-time, but unable to carry out his or her usual work
Contributions to another pension plan
If the person contributed to the Canada Pension Plan or to 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 when determining whether the person is eligible for a disability pension.
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, proceed as follows:

  • Fill out the first 2 sections of the Application for Disability Benefits Under the Québec Pension Plan, i.e., the part concerning the application itself and the consent form regarding the release of medical, psychosocial and administrative information.
  • Attach a copy of any medical documents or test results (not including X-rays) related to your disability to the application.
  • Mail the first 2 sections of the form and the copy of the medical documents to Retraite Québec
  • Fill out the top of the 3rd section of the form, the medical report, and give it to your attending physician.
  • Ask your attending physician to complete the remainder of the medical report and send it to Retraite Québec as soon as possible.
For the application to be processed more quickly, the application form can be sent to Retraite Québec without the medical report.
Estimate of the pension amount
To obtain an estimate of the amount of the disability pension that you could receive, you can:
  • Use the online service My Account - Québec Pension Plan and Family allowance (clicSÉQUR-Citizens authentication required, if you are registered for it).
  • Consult your statement of participation.

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