Régie des rentes du Québec

Application for Child Assistance Payments

Notice to disabled persons.

This online service may contain barriers to accessibility. You can call us for assistance.

Who is this service for?

For you if:

  • you adopt a child
  • you are an immigrant or become a resident of Québec
  • your child arrives in or returns to Québec
  • you live in Québec but your child was born outside Québec
  • you obtain custody of a child
  • you obtain shared custody of a child
  • you retain custody of a child following the breakdown of your union and you were not previously receiving child assistance payments in your name
  • the Régie asks you to apply for child assistance.


Do not make an application if:

  • the child was born in Québec after 31 December 2006. (The Registrar of Civil Status will automatically notify us of the birth of a child. In that case, you do not have to fill out an application unless the Régie asks.)
  • you wish to inform the Régie of a change in your child's custody time
  • you are receiving financial aid from the Programme régional d'accueil et d'intégration des demandeurs d'asile (PRAIDA) or because you are a child's foster family or subsidized guardian
  • you are exempted from paying income tax by Revenu Québec
  • your child is married or is living in a de facto union and tax credits were transferred to his or her spouse.

What are the advantages of our online service?

You can:

  • eliminate postal delays
  • save your information and complete your application later.
  • immediately obtain a confirmation that your request has been received.
  • sign up for Direct Deposit at the same time. You will receive, in a fully secure manner, your payments by Direct Deposit in your account at the financial institution of your choice.

How to use this service

Some practical advice

  • If your application is about shared custody, be sure to get all the details before you make your application.
  • If your family is a blended family, your application must be completed by the parent of the children.

Related information

  • Use CalculAide This link will open in a new window. to estimate the amounts that could be payable to you.
  • Access My Account online to check the status of your application or request and see the changes made to your file instantly.
  • The payment date for child assistance is the first working day of each quarter or month.
  • To find out more, go to the Child assistance section.
  • The Régie can make child assistance payments for a retroactive period of up to 11 months before the date on which we received your application, if during that period you met the eligibility requirements.

Other ways to apply for child assistance

You can also use the form Application for Child Assistance, available:

  • on our Web site, by downloading the form
  • at Services Québec

You can also speak with one of our information clerks.

Think green!

By using the Régie's online services, you can help reduce:

  • the use of paper and ink
  • the production of greenhouse gases

Access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information

The personal information collected on this online service is needed to study your application. Failure to provide this information may result in a delay or a refusal to process your application.

Only authorized employees have access to your information, and it is only disclosed to other persons or agencies for verification in cases provided for by law. It can also be used for research, assessment, analysis or survey purposes.

The Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information allows you to consult your personal information and have it corrected.

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