Québec Child Benefit Dates: Know When to Expect Your Payments

The Quebec Child Benefit Program, also called the Quebec Family Allowance, is a government initiative designed to provide financial assistance to families in Quebec to help cover the costs of raising children.

This program offers monthly payments and annual supplement payments to eligible families based on their income and the number of children they have. 

Here are the 2024 benefit dates for the Quebec Family Allowance:

  • 3 January 2024
  • 2 April 2024
  • 2 July 2024
  • 1 October 2024

If you are entitled to receive the Quebec Family Allowance, you should receive the payment quarterly on the first business day of:

  • January for January, February and March;
  • April for April, May and June;
  • July for July, August and September;
  • October for October, November and December.

You can also request to have the payments made monthly by filing a Change in Frequency of Family Allowance Payment form.

The payment supplement for the purchase of school supplies is made once per year, in July.

What is the Quebec Family Allowance?

The Quebec Family Allowance is a crucial initiative that provides financial assistance to eligible families in Quebec. 

Its main objective is to support families by offering them a monthly benefit to assist with the expenses associated with raising children and to ensure they have the necessary resources to fulfill their children’s basic needs.

The amount of the benefit is determined by several factors, such as the number and age of children, as well as the family’s income.

Qualifying families can receive significant financial aid, which greatly helps alleviate the financial burden of raising children.

This program plays a vital role in Quebec, as it guarantees a satisfactory standard of living for all children and contributes to the reduction of child poverty rates in the province.

Who is Eligible to Receive the Quebec Family Allowance?

Anyone who lives in Quebec and has children under the age of 18 can be eligible to receive the Quebec Family Allowance.

If your child was born in Quebec, you are automatically signed up for the Quebec Family Allowance.

In the case of adopted children, children who were born outside of Quebec, newfound custody of a child and other specific cases, an application must be filed to start receiving these payments.

How Much Can I Receive for the Quebec Family Allowance?

As a parent or guardian, the amount of the Family Allowance payment will vary depending on the following factors: 

  • How many dependent children under the age of 18 living with you
  • How many children are in shared custody 
  • The combined income of both spouses
  • Whether it is a single-parent or two-parent household

Here are the yearly amounts for 2024:

Maximum amount per child $2,923
Maximum additional amount for single parent households Additional $1,026
Minimum amount per child $1,163
Minimum additional amount for single parent households Additional $409
Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies $121
Supplement for Handicapped Children $2,748

How to Access Information about the Quebec Family Allowance

  • Revenu Québec: This official website provides comprehensive information, including payment dates, for the Quebec Child Benefit program. It is a reliable and authoritative source for all matters related to child benefits in Quebec.
  • My Account: Through the My Account portal on the Revenu Québec website, eligible recipients can access their personal information, view payment dates, and manage their child benefit payments. It offers a convenient and secure way to stay informed about the Quebec Child Benefit program.

Who to Contact Regarding the Quebec Family Allowance

For all inquiries regarding the Quebec Family Allowance, you can call one of the following numbers Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM EST:

  • If you live in or around Québec: 418 643‑3381
  • If you live in or around Montréal: 514 864‑3873
  • Toll‑free: 1 800 667‑9625

If you wish to contest a decision made regarding your Quebec Family Allowance, submit an Application for Review of a Decision for the Family Allowance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I choose to receive the Quebec Family Allowance payments monthly or quarterly?
  • What are the different programs included in the Quebec Family Allowance?
  • The Quebec Family Allowance consists of four different programs: the Family Allowance payment, the Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies, the Supplement for Handicapped Children, and the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care.

  • How can I receive the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care?
  • The Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care is provided by Retraite Québec. The amount of the supplement varies depending on the severity and complexity of the care needed. To receive this supplement, you must meet the eligibility criteria specified by Retraite Québec and file an application with all supporting documents.

Tara Al-Khudairi

Tara Al-Khudairihas worked in the financial services industry since 2017. She graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Finance and is pursuing her CFA.

She has worked at a major Canadian financial institution in various client-facing advisory roles, starting as a bank teller and working up to a Client Services Associate within the Asset Management division. She specializes in simplifying concepts of personal finance for people of various financial backgrounds.

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