Entitlement to a retirement pension under the Québec pension Plan

Workers can receive a retirement pension as of age 60, provided they contributed to the Québec Pension Plan for at least one year. They do not need to have stopped working.

In the event of disability

  • If a worker stops working for health reasons and is under age 65, he or she can apply for disability benefits.

Reasons for refusing a retirement pension

A person cannot receive a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan if:

  • he or she is receiving an unreduced income replacement indemnity from the CSST This link will open in a new window.
  • he or she is receiving an indemnity from the SAAQ This link will open in a new window. , and Retraite Québec has deemed him or her to be disabled for the same disability.

Statement of Participation in the Québec Pension Plan

Every 4 years, Retraite Québec automatically sends a Statement of Participation to all contributors participating in the Québec Pension Plan. You can consult it online and choose to no longer receive it in a paper format by choosing the digital option at any time. You can also sign up for notifications to receive an email and/or a text message when the Statement is uploaded to your file.

Filing an application...
Application for a Retirement Pension under the Québec Pension Plan

Did you know?

If there has been a partition of employment earnings between you and your former spouse, you could be entitled to receive a retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan even if you never contributed to the Plan.

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