Child Assistance Measure | Retraite Québec

Applying for the Child Assistance Payment

There is no need to apply for the child assistance payment if the child was born in Québec  and was not adopted and the parents completed the Application for Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services form inserted in the declaration of birth.
 
In this case, the birth is automatically reported to the Directeur de l’état civil , which sends Retraite Québec the information required to register for the child assistance payment.
 
However, you must apply for the child assistance payment in the following cases:
  • The child was not born in Québec or was adopted.
  • The child has arrived in or returned to Québec.
  • He or she did not complete the Application for Simplified Access to Birth-Related Government Programs and Services form inserted in the declaration of birth.
  • You are an immigrant or you become a resident of Québec.
  • You obtain custody or joint custody of the child.
  • You get custody of the child following a breakdown of your union and are not already receiving the child assistance payment in your own name.
  • Retraite Québec asks you to apply.
In any situation requiring you to apply, you can file your application in either of the following ways:
  • Use the online service Application for Child Assistance Payments.
  • Or, fill out the Application for Child Assistance Payments form and mail it to Retraite Québec along with any required documents.
You do not have to apply for a supplement for the purchase of school supplies. As soon as you are registered for a child assistance payment, you will automatically receive the supplement for every child between the ages of 4 and 16.
 
My Account
You can also access the online service Application for Child Assistance Payments through My Account – Québec Pension Plan and Child Assistance (requires clicSÉQUR authentication) if you are registered, or directly on the website of  Retraite Québec .
 
For the date and amount of your next child assistance payment, or to track the progress of your application, use the online service My Account – Québec Pension Plan and Child Assistance (requires clicSÉQUR authentication) if you are registered.
 

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