Régie des rentes du Québec

Amount of the child assistance payment

The amount of the child assistance payment varies from one family to another. The calculation takes into account:

  • the family income (the combined total income of both spouses)
  • the number of dependent children under the age of 18 who live with you
  • the family situation (single-parent or two-parent)
  • the number of children in shared custody
Main characteristics of child assistance payments Voir la note1 - 2014
(in dollars)
Characteristic Amount
Maximum assistance
1st child 2 341 $
2nd child 1 170 $
3rd child 1 170 $
4th and subsequent children 1 755 $
Single-parent family + 821 $
Minimum assistance in all cases
1st child 657 $
2nd child 607 $
Single-parent family + 328 $

Monthly amount for a handicapped child

185 $
  1. Note 1 :The amount of the child assistance payment is indexed in January of each year.
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