Important

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.

Amount of the Family Allowance payment

The amount of the Family Allowance varies from one family to another. The calculation takes into account:

  • the family income (the combined total income of both spouses)
  • the number of dependent children under the age of 18 who live with you
  • the family situation (single-parent or two-parent)
  • the number of children in shared custody
Maximum and minimum yearly amounts - 2019See note 1
Maximum amount Amount
1st child $2472
2nd child $1735 See note 2
3rd child $1735 See note 2
4th and subsequent children$1852
Single-parent family + $867
Minimum amount Amount
1st child $694
2nd child $641
Single-parent family+ $346
  1. Note 1 : The amount of the Family Allowance payment is indexed in January of each year.
  2. Note 2 : The amount includes the maximum allowance of $500 per year for the second and third children, as announced by the Gouvernement du Québec during the 2018 Update on Québec's Economic and Financial Situation on 3 December 2018.
Yearly amount for the purchase of school supplies - 2019
Supplement for the purchase of school supplies$102
Yearly amounts for a handicapped child - 2019
Supplement for handicapped children$2340
Supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs$11 736
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