Application for Child Assistance Payments
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Go to the service Application for Child Assistance Payments
You must file an application if:
- you are an immigrant or become a resident of Québec
- your child arrives in or returns to Québec
- you live in Québec but your child was born outside Québec
- you obtain custody of a child
- you obtain or retain custody of a child following the breakdown of your union and you were not previously receiving child assistance payments in your name
- you obtain shared custody of a child
- you adopt a child
- we ask you to apply for child assistance.
Do not file an application if:
- your child was born in Québec. The Registrar of Civil Status will automatically notify us of the birth of a child.
- you wish to inform us of a change in your custody of the child. You must complete the Change in Percentage of Custody Time form.
- you are receiving financial aid under the Programme régional d'accueil et d'intégration des demandeurs d'asile (PRAIDA) or because you are a child's foster family or subsidized guardian
- you are exempted from paying income tax by Revenu Québec
- your child is married or is living in a de facto union and tax credits were transferred to his or her spouse.
You will need:
If your family is a blended family, your application must be completed by the parent of the children.
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