Eligibility for Family Allowance

To be eligible for the Family Allowance, all of the following conditions must be met:

  • You or your spouse are responsible for the care and education of a child under the age of 18.
  • The child lives or lived with you at the time when he or she was temporarily institutionalized by an establishment in the health and social services sector.
  • You or your spouse live in Québec (in accordance with the Québec Taxation Act).
  • You or your spouse have one of the following statuses:
    • Canadian citizen
    • permanent resident
    • temporary resident who has been living in Canada for at least 18 months
    • protected person.

You are not entitled to the Family Allowance if:

  • you are the child's foster family
  • you are exonerated from paying tax by Revenue Québec
  • you are waiting for a protected person status (refugee claimant)
  • your child is married or in a de facto (common law) union and the child's spouse was entitled to a transfer from one spouse to the other

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