Payment Dates

Are you receiving a pension or benefits paid by Retraite Québec? Would you like to know when upcoming payments will be made? Choose a program to consult one of our payment calendars.



Due to a possible interruption of postal services, Québec Pension Plan benefits and child assistance payments by cheque will be sent early. However, your cheque cannot be cashed before the date indicated on it.

To avoid any inconvenience due to a strike, sign up for direct deposit.

Your pension will generally be paid on the last working day of the month.

Payment dates in 2018
31 January 201831 July 2018
28 February 201831 August 2018
29 March 201828 September 2018
30 April 201831 October 2018
31 May 201830 November 2018
29 June 201828 December 2018

If you opted for direct deposit, your public-sector retirement pension will be paid on the 15th of each month for the rest of your life. If the 15th falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, your pension will be paid on the preceding business day.  If you opted for payment by cheque, the cheque will be issued no later than 48 hours before that date.

Payment dates in 2018
15 January 201813 July 2018
15 February 201815 August 2018
15 March 201814 September 2018
13 April 201815 October 2018
15 May 201815 November 2018
15 June 2018 14 December 2018

Payment dates for:

  • Child assistance
  • Supplement for handicapped children
  • Supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs
  • Supplement for the purchase of school supplies

We make child assistance payments in advance, 4 times a year. However, the supplement for the purchase of school supplies is paid once a year, in July.

If you would like to receive your payments every month, you must file a request for a Change in Frequency of Child Assistance Payments.

Sign up for direct deposit to receive your payments in your bank account.
Quarterly payment dates in 2018
January (includes January, February and March)3 January 2018
April (includes April, May and June)3 April 2018
July (includes July, August and September)3 July 2018
October (includes October, November and December) 1 October 2018
Monthly payment dates in 2018
3 January 20183 July 2018
1 February 20181 August 2018
1 March 20184 September 2018
3 April 20181 October 2018
1 May 20181 November 2018
1 June 20183 December 2018


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