Pension for a disabled person's child

Financial assistance if you have children

If you receive a disability pension under the Québec Pension Plan, your children or those who have been living with you for at least one year are entitled to a pension for a disabled person's child until they turn 18, even if they work.

If you are not receiving this pension

Fill out the section "Pension for a disabled person's child" on the Application for Disability Benefits Under the Québec Pension Plan.

Conditions of payment

If you are disabled, the pension will be paid to you if you provide for your child's needs. If the child lives with you, we consider that you are providing for his or her needs. In such a case, the pension for a disabled person's child and the disability pension are paid in a single monthly amount. Otherwise, the pension for a disabled person's child is paid to the person or the organization responsible for their care.

If you have or adopt a child after you are deemed to be disabled, a pension for a disabled person's child can be paid for the child if you file an application.

If the child for whom you are receiving a pension for a disabled person's child is no longer in your care, contact us as soon as possible to ensure that the pension is paid to the new beneficiary and that you do not have to repay amounts to which you are not entitled.

Pension amount

In 2022, the monthly pension for a disabled person's child under the Québec Pension Plan is $83.99 for each child.

The pension for a disabled person's child and taxation

At the beginning of each year, we send a RL-2 slip for each child, indicating the total amount of benefits paid during the preceding year. Even if the pension for a disabled person's child is not paid directly to your child, it must nevertheless be considered as the child's personal income, and not as your income.

The pension for a disabled person's child ends at age 18, or before if:

  • a disability pension stops being paid to you
  • your child dies
  • the child who is not your son or daughter ceases to live with you
  • your child starts receiving another pension for a disabled person's child or an orphan's pension under the Quebec pension plan or the Canada Pension Plan This link will open in a new window.
Note that...

If the disabled person dies, an orphan's pension may be payable.


Did you know?

Children of disabled persons are entitled to receive pension even if they work. The pension is always subject to income tax.
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