Child assistance payments will now be named Family Allowance. The Gouvernement du Québec made the announcement on 3 December 2018 while presenting its Update on Québec's Economic and Financial Situation. We are currently updating all of our publications to reflect this change. During the transition period, the former name of the program may still appear in some of our correspondence.

The supplement for handicapped children

The purpose of the supplement for handicapped children is to provide financial assistance for families to help with the care and education of a handicapped child. The impairment or mental function disability must significantly limit the child in carrying out life habits for a period expected to last for at least 1 year.

The supplement for handicapped children is the same, that is, $195 a month, for all children who meet our eligibility criteria, regardless of family income or type of handicap. That amount is not taxable and is indexed in January of each year.

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The Family Allowance also includes the supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs.

For more information, and to find out all there is to know about the additional financial assistance for handicapped children, visit the A handicapped child page.

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