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.

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

Payment dates in 2021
29 January 202130 July 2021
26 February 202131 August 2021
31 March 202130 September 2021
30 April 202129 October 2021*
31 May 202130 November 2021*
30 June 202130 December 2021

*The first payment related to the enhancement of the Québec Pension Plan (QPP) will be paid to the beneficiaries concerned on 29 October or on 30 November 2021. The payment includes the adjusted monthly payment and a single retroactive payment in respect of the enhancement that has been implemented since January 2019.

The beneficiaries concerned are persons who receive a retirement, disability or surviving spouse's pension that began after January 2019 and for which contributions were paid to the QPP in 2019 and later. To find out more on the enhancement.

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 2021
15 January 202115 July 2021
15 February 202113 August 2021
15 March 202115 September 2021
15 April 202115 October 2021
14 May 202115 November 2021
15 June 202115 December 2021

Retraite Québec pays the following benefits 4 times a year:

  • Family Allowance
  • Supplement for Handicapped Children
  • Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional Care
Quarterly payment dates in 2021
January (includes January, February and March)5 January 2021
April (includes April, May and June)1 April 2021
July (includes July, August and September)2 July 2021
October (includes October, November and December)1 October 2021

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

Monthly payment dates in 2021
5 January 20212 July 2021
1 February 20212 August 2021
1 March 20211 September 2021
1 April 20211 October 2021
3 May 20211 November 2021
1 June 20211 December 2021

The Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies is paid once a year, in July.

Date of annual payment 2021
2021-2022 school year 2 July 2021

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

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