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:

Change in conjugal status

The parent who is currently receiving Family Allowance payments must use the online service to inform us of the change in conjugal status.

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.

Change in child custody

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

Did you know?

If you already have a clicSÉQUR code, you can connect to My Account to see your personal information and the services offered that are related to Family Allowance.

To access the online service, you will need:

your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and that of your spouse, if applicable.
If neither you nor your spouse has a SIN, please contact us.


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 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.

Notice to disabled persons

This online service may contain barriers to accessibility. You can call us for assistance. Return to footnote referrer

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