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
Additional assistance for a handicapped child
- 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.
- 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 ).
Information about the federal child disability benefit can be found on the
Canada Revenue Agency Web site .