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.
- 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 simplified application
with a pre-completed web form
Authentication with your
Take advantage of the notification service by email and/or text message to track your application.
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.
Another way of filing your application
You can also complete the Application for Family Allowance form and send it online. If you or your spouse do not have a Social Insurance Number (SIN), you must use this form. Please be advised that processing your application will be longer, given the postal delay.
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.
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.
The information requested in this online service is necessary for the study of your application. 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.
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