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Eligibility for the pension for a disabled person's child

To determine whether a child gives entitlement to a pension for a disabled person's child, we must define the relationship between the person and the child.

We consider a disabled person's child to be:

  • the disabled person's minor biological or adopted child
  • a minor child who has been living with the disabled person for at least one year as of the date on which we deemed the contributor to be disabled, if the contributor serves as mother or father to the child.

A child is not considered to be the disabled person's child if he or she was placed in foster care in that person's home and the disabled person is receiving amounts for his or her care.

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.

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