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.

A handicapped child

To receive the supplement for handicapped children OR the supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs, you must be eligible for Family allowance and meet certain requirements.

Financial assistance for all children

  • Family Allowance

    Financial assistance paid to eligible families that have dependent children under 18 years of age living with them in Québec.

Additional assistance for a handicapped child

  • The supplement for handicapped children

    A supplement of $195 a month paid to all families who have a child under age 18 that we have deemed to be handicapped. Its purpose is to provide assistance to families for the care and education of a child with a handicap that significantly limits his or her life habits for a period expected to last at least one year.
  • The supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs

    Financial assistance paid for a child who has prolonged physical impairments or a mental function disability causing severe, multiple disabilities which prevent him or her from carrying out, without assistance, daily activities similar to those expected for a child the same age. The financial assistance is for parents who take on exceptional responsibilities provide special care or ensure a continual presence at the child's side. 

Information about other programs

Information about other programs and services can be found on the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec Web site (French only This link will open in a new window.).

Information about the federal child disability benefit can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency Web site This link will open in a new window..

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