Birth and adoption

Family Allowance is paid by Retraite Québec to assist families. The program consists of:

Financial assistance for all children

  • Family Allowance
    The Family Allowance payment is a form of financial assistance paid to all eligible families with one or more dependent children under the age of 18 living with them.

Financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies

  • The Supplement for the Purchase of School  Supplies
    This annual financial assistance of $121 per child, is intended for families who receive Family Allowance payments for children aged 4 to 16 as of 30 September and who have custody of them for the month in which the Supplement is paid.

Financial assistance for handicapped children

  • The Supplement for Handicapped Children
    The purpose of the Supplement for Handicapped Children is to provide financial assistance for families to help with the care and education of a handicapped child. The impairment or mental function disability must be serious and must significantly limit the child in carrying out life habits for a period expected to last at least one year.
  • Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care
    The measure provides parents with financial assistance in assuming extraordinary responsibilities in administering care to or being constantly present for a child with a serious illness or severe disabilities.

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