Retraite Québec and child assistance
Retraite Québec administers the child assistance measure that is part of Québec's family policy. The Minister of Families , Mr. Sébastien Proulx , is the minister responsible for Retraite Québec in matters related to the administration of the child assistance measure.
Child assistance in brief
The refundable tax credit for child assistance is paid by the Gouvernement du Québec to provide assistance to families.
Since January 2005, this measure has been replacing family benefits, the non-refundable tax credit respecting dependent children and the tax reduction for families. It is called child assistance and has 2 components:
- child assistance payment
The child assistance payment is a form of financial assistance paid to all eligible families with one or more dependent children under the age of 18 living with them.
- supplement for handicapped children
The purpose of the supplement for handicapped children is to provide financial assistance for families to help with the care and education of a handicapped child. The physical or mental handicap must be serious and must significantly limit the child in carrying out daily activities for a period expected to last at least 1 year.
The amount of the supplement is the same for all children who meet Retraite Québec's eligibility criteria, regardless of family income or type of handicap.
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