Change in conjugal status – Family Allowance

Should your conjugal situation change, the amount of your Family Allowance payment will be recalculated. To avoid having to repay overpayments, you must take the following steps according to the changes in your situation:

  • The parent who is currently receiving Family Allowance payments must use the online service to inform us of the change in conjugal status. In the event of the breakdown of your union, you must be separated from your spouse for at least 90 days before notifying us of the separation.
  • The parent who is not receiving Family Allowance payments in his or her name must file an application for Family Allowance payments if the child or children live with him or her at least 40% of the time per month.

Choose the best option for you to file your application:

Choose the simplified application
with a pre-completed web form

Authentication with your clicSÉQUR account

Take advantage of the notification service to follow the status of your application, by email or text message.

Choose the online service
with a web form to be completed

Authentication with your Social Insurance Number

A confirmation of the status of your application will be mailed to you.

If you or your spouse do not have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) issued by the Government of Canada, please use the Application for Family Allowance form.


If the change in conjugal status also involves a change in child custody, you must inform us immediately by telephone.

The information requested in this online service is necessary for the study of your request. For more information, consult our policy concerning access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information.

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