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 payments1 - 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. The amount of the child assistance payment is indexed in January of each year.


Annual amounts for a single-parent family - 2014*
Family income 1 child 2 children 3 children 4 children 5 children
0 $ to 33 944 $ 3 162 $ 4 332 $ 5 502 $ 7 257 $ 9 012 $
35 000 $ 3 120 $ 4 290 $ 5 460 $ 7 215 $ 8 970 $
40 000 $ 2 920 $ 4 090 $ 5 260 $ 7 015 $ 8 770 $
45 000 $ 2 720 $ 3 890 $ 5 060 $ 6 815 $ 8 570 $
50 000 $ 2 520 $ 3 690 $ 4 860 $ 6 615 $ 8 370 $
75 000 $ 1 520 $ 2 690 $ 3 860 $ 5 615 $ 7 370 $
85 000 $ 1 120 $ 2 290 $ 3 460 $ 5 215 $ 6 970 $
100 000 $ 985 $ 1 690 $ 2 860 $ 4 615 $ 6 370 $

For each additional child, an amount of 1 755 $ is added to the maximum.

* A work premium This link will open in a new window. can be added to child assistance benefits.

Annual amounts for a two-parent family - 2014*
Family income 1 child 2 children 3 children 4 children 5 children
0 $ to 46 699 $ 2 341 $ 3 511 $ 4 681 $ 6 436 $ 8 191 $
50 000 $ 2 209 $ 3 379 $ 4 549 $ 6 304 $ 8 059 $
60 000 $ 1 809 $ 2 979 $ 4 149 $ 5 904 $ 7 659 $
75 000 $ 1 209 $ 2 379 $ 3 549 $ 5 304 $ 7 059 $
85 000 $ 809 $ 1 979 $ 3 149 $ 4 904 $ 6 659 $
100 000 $ 657 $ 1 379 $ 2 549 $ 4 304 $ 6 059 $
120 000 $ 657 $ 1 264 $ 1 871 $ 3 504 $ 5 259 $
145 000 $ 657 $ 1 264 $ 1 871 $ 2 504 $ 4 259 $
175 000 $ 657 $ 1 264 $ 1 871 $ 2 478 $ 3 085 $

For each additional child, a maximum amount of 1 755 $ can be added.

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