Régie des rentes du Québec

The Régie des rentes du Québec and child assistance

The Régie des rentes du Québec administers the child assistance measure that is part of Québec's family policy. The Minister of Families This link will open in a new window.Ms. Nicole Léger This link will open in a new window., is the minister responsible for the Régie 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.

This measure replaces 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 the Régie's eligibility criteria, regardless of family income or type of handicap.

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Québec has one of the most generous family policies This link will open in a new window. in the world, comparable to those of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark.