Quebec

Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care

Complex application

Tax filing required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care is paid to parents who care for a child under age 18 who is in one of the following situations:

  • Your child has physical impairments or a mental function disability causing severe and multiple disabilities that prevent them from carrying out the life habits of a child of their age.
  • Your child needs complex medical care at home, which you (the parents) administer. You (the parents) must have gotten specialized training for using the equipment needed for providing this care. You (the parents) must also be able to respond to any potentially life-threatening change in their child's clinical condition.

In both situations, the disability or care must be expected to last at least 1 year.

To be eligible, the you must be getting the Family Allowance and the Supplement for Handicapped Children for the same child.

The Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exception Care is paid to the parents of a child under age 18 who has severe and multiple disabilities that prevent the child from carrying out his or her life habits, or whose medical condition requires specified complex medical care at home. A child could be eligible for the Supplement if his or her condition corresponds to either of those situations.

In addition, depending on the severity of the child's condition and age, a child can be eligible for Tier 1 or Tier 2 of the supplement. The eligibility criteria for Tier 2 are less restrictive than those currently applied to determine eligibility for the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care's Tier 1.

To learn more about the eligibility and requirements for each situation and disability, you will need to view the interactive table on the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care page. The detailed table can be found under the “What are the eligibility requirements?” drop down menu.

Proof of  residency in Province

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To apply for this program, complete the Application for the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care.

When you have completed the application, submit the document online through the online tool offered by Retraite Quebec.

For more information on the application process, visit the “How to apply?” tab on the Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care homepage.

Last updated: May 10, 2022