The Family Allowance

My Account

Access My Account to see the amounts that will be paid to you. Take the time to choose the 100% digital option and not miss anything thanks to notifications. Therefore, you will find out right away when your annual notice will be available in your digital account. The notice concerns the amounts you will receive for the period from July to June.

Application for Family Allowance Payments

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.

Change in Frequency of Family Allowance Payments

Retraite Québec pays the following benefits 4 times a year:

  • Family Allowance
  • Supplement for Handicapped Children
  • Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care

If you wish to receive your payments on a monthly basis, you must file the Change in Frequency of Family Allowance form.

Change in Conjugal Status

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 not receiving Family Allowance in his or her name must file an application for Family Allowance if the child lives with him or her at least 40% of the time each month.

Important: In the case of a separation, you must wait 90 days before notifying us.

Foreign Income

Change of address

You must notify Retraite Québec of your change of address as soon as possible.

Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit to receive your payments in your bank account.


Estimate the amount of the Family Allowance payments to which you could be entitled depending on your family situation.

Sending a document online

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