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Retraite Québec and Family Allowance

Important

Due to the exceptional situation resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, Revenu Québec has extended the deadline for producing and submitting your 2019 income tax return to 1 June 2020. Given the circumstances, if your family income is not yet available when we send you your annual notice regarding Family Allowance, Retraite Québec will pay you a temporary amount for a maximum of 3 months, that is, until September 2020. If necessary, we will make an adjustment once Revenu Québec has provided us with the information on your family income for 2019.

For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retraite Québec administers the Family Allowance measure that is part of Québec's family policy. The Minister of Families This link will open in a new window. is the minister responsible for Retraite Québec in matters related to the administration of the Family Allowance measure.

The Family Allowance in brief

The refundable tax credit for Family Allowance is paid by the Gouvernement du Québec and provides assistance to families.

The Family Allowance measure consists of:

  • The Family Allowance payment
    The Family Allowance payment is a form of financial assistance paid to all eligible families with one or more dependent children under the age of 18.
  • The supplement for the purchase of school supplies
    This annual financial assistance of $104 per child aged 4 to 16 on 30 September is intended for all families who receive Family Allowance payments. The beneficiary must have custody of the child for the month in which the supplement is paid.
  • The supplement for handicapped children
    The purpose of the supplement for handicapped children is to provide financial assistance for parents to help with the care and education of a handicapped child. The physical impairment or mental function disability must be serious and must significantly limit the child in carrying out life habits for a period expected to last at least one year.
  • The Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care
    The measure provides parents with financial assistance in assuming extraordinary responsibilities in administering care to or being constantly present for a child who has severe and multiple disabilities that prevent the child from carrying out his or her life habits, or whose medical condition requires specified complex medical care at home. The disabilities or care are expected to last for at least one year.
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