Eligibility for a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan

If you are age 60 or over, you do not need to have stopped working to receive your retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan. 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 des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) or if you are entitled to an indemnity from the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and Retraite Québec 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 under the Québec Pension Plan to receive it.

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