Application for Family Allowance

If one of these situations concerns you, you could be entitled to Family Allowance:

Birth outside Québec and adoption

  • You adopt a child.
  • Your child was born outside Québec, but lives with you in Québec.

Separation and child custody

You are not receiving Family Allowance payments in your name and you have at least 40% of custody time of the child following: 

  • a separation
  • a change in custody
  • the parent's death.

New resident

  • You become a resident of Québec.
  • Your child returns to Québec.
Retraite Québec might ask you to complete an Application for Family Allowance if you are in a situation other than those described above.
Choose the best option for you to file your application:

Choose the digital option 100% personalized with a pre-completed form.

You have a clicSÉQUR account or would like to create one.

Sign up for the digital option in the Communication preferences section of My Account for a paperless follow-up. 

Choose the online form to complete it onscreen.

Establish your identity with your Social Insurance Number.

A confirmation will be mailed to you and you can make changes in My Account. 


If your child was born in Québec, you do not need to file an application. When you send your newborn's birth certificate to the Directeur de l'état civil, you are automatically signed up to receive Family Allowance.

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.

Family Allowance payments are made 4 times a year, that is, in January, April, July and October. You can also receive your allowance on a monthly basis if you file an application after you receive your first payment. 


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