When a Couple Separates.

Partition of Employment Earnings under the Québec Pension Plan

Retraite Québec

Applying for partition of employment earnings recorded under the Québec Pension Plan in the event of a separation

Clientele
Former de facto spouses and former spouses who were married or in a civil union

Conditions to be met by former de facto spouses
Former de facto spouses

  • must have lived together for at least three years, or at least one year if a child was born or is to be born of their union, or if they adopted a child,
  • must have been separated for at least 12 months, and
  • must not have been married to or in a civil union with another person during their separation.

Condition regarding former married spouses
The divorce judgment, the civil annulment of marriage or the separation agreement or judgment must have been rendered outside Québec.

If the judgment was rendered in Québec, the former spouses who were married or in a civil union are not required to make an application, as the Régie is automatically notified of the judgment.

Condition regarding former spouses in a civil union
The judgment of annulment or dissolution of a civil union must have been rendered outside Québec.

To apply for the partition of employment earnings recorded under the Québec Pension Plan in the event of a separation,

  • the former de facto spouses must jointly fill out the Application for Partition of Employment Earnings Between Former Spouses Under the Québec Pension Plan form and mail it to Retraite Québec (the application form may be signed by only one of the former spouses where a written, signed agreement provided for this possibility),
  • one of the former spouses who were married or in a civil union must fill out the Application for Partition of Employment Earnings Between Former Spouses Under the Québec Pension Plan form and mail it to Retraite Québec, or
  • former spouse who were married or in a civil union and who want to partition their earnings recorded under the Plan for the period when they were living together before their marriage or civil union must fill out the Application for Partition of Employment Earnings Between Former Spouses Under the Québec Pension Plan and mail the form to Retraite Québec.
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