Régie des rentes du Québec

Eligibility for a retirement pension

If you are age 60 or over, you do not need to have stopped working to receive your retirement pension. However, you must have contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for at least 1 year. If you worked elsewhere in Canada, we also take into account contributions made to the Canada Pension Plan when calculating the amount of your retirement pension.

If you no longer live in Québec, you are still entitled to your pension. 

You cannot receive your retirement pension before age 65 if you are receiving an unreduced income replacement indemnity from the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) or if you are entitled to an indemnity from the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and the Régie has deemed you to be disabled for the same disability. 

Payment of your pension is not automatic. You must file an Application for a Retirement Pension to receive it.

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