Régie des rentes du Québec

Eligibility

You are entitled to the supplement for handicapped children if:

  • you are eligible for child assistance
  • you have a dependent child under 18 who has a physical or mental handicap that significantly limits him or her in carrying out daily activities for a period expected to last for at least 1 year. The Régie determines your child's eligibility according to certain criteria.

What we mean by daily activities

Daily activities are the activities in which a child participates, depending on his or her age, with respect to personal care and social life. They include communication and learning activities, moving about, eating and getting dressed. How we establish whether a child's handicap is serious

How we establish whether a child's handicap is serious

The seriousness of the handicap is established by the Régie in accordance with certain criteria. If your child's situation does not correspond to them, the seriousness of the handicap is evaluated on the basis of the three following criteria:

  • impairments that remain, even when available measures to make the child's life easier are used
    For example:
    • The child continues to have visual difficulties even though vision has improved with corrective lenses
  • The obstacles the child encounters in his or her environment
    For example:
    • The child needs a special layout at home, daycare or school (e.g.: access ramp)
    • The child uses a wheelchair or walker
  • Constraints for the child's family
    For example:
    • The child needs exceptional assistance for getting dressed, eating or personal hygiene

Medical reassessment

To verify whether your child's condition has improved and to find out whether he or she is still entitled to the supplement for handicapped children, the Régie may, in some cases, ask for a reassessment. The frequency of reassessments depends on the child's handicap and situation.


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The supplement for handicapped children is indexed every year.