Children with a disabled parent

The financial hardship resulting from disability could be made worse if the disabled person has a dependent child. For this reason, the disability benefits paid by Retraite Québec include a portion intended for the children of a disabled parent.

To be eligible for this pension, the disabled parent must have sufficiently contributed to the Plan and be declared disabled by Retraite Québec.

Pension for a disabled person's child

  • If a person who has been declared disabled by Retraite Québec has children under 18 years old, they are entitled to a pension for a disabled person's child.
  • The pension for a disabled person's child is generally paid to the disabled person if he or she provides for the child's needs.
  • If applicable, the pension for a disabled person's child and the disability pension are paid in a single monthly payment. This pension is  $80.97 a month, for each child, in 2020.
  • This pension is considered as the child's personal income, even if it is paid to the parent.
  • This pension may be paid until the child turns 18. However, it may stop being paid for other reasons.

To find out more

  • To find out more on the programs of Retraite Québec on this subject, consult the section Disability.

Did you know?

Québec has one of the most generous family policies This link will open in a new window. in the world, comparable to those of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark.
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