Child assistance payments will now be named Family allowance. The Gouvernement du Québec made the announcement on 3 December 2018 while presenting its Update on Québec's Economic and Financial Situation. We are currently updating all of our publications to reflect this change. During the transition period, the former name of the program may still appear in some of our correspondence.

Death of a child or a parent

The death of a family member may give entitlement to benefits under the Québec Pension Plan, if the deceased contributed sufficiently to the Plan. The death of a parent or a child can affect the Family Allowance payments.

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