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
30 November 2018 28 December 2018

Payment dates in 2019
31 January 201931 July 2019
28 February 201930 August 2019
29 March 201930 September 2019
30 April 201931 October 2019
31 May 201929 November 2019
28 June 201930 December 2019

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 November 201814 December 2018

Payment dates in 2019
15 January 201915 July 2019
15 February 201915 August 2019
15 March 201913 September 2019
15 April 201915 October 2019
15 May 201915 November 2019
14 June 201913 December 2019

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
October (includes October, November and December) 1 October 2018
Monthly payment dates in 2018
1 November 20183 December 2018

Quarterly payment dates in 2019
January (includes January, February and March)3 January 2019
April (includes April, May and June)1 April 2019
July (includes July, August and September)2 July 2019
October (includes October, November and December) 1 October 2019
Monthly payment dates in 2019
3 January 20192 July 2019
1 February 20191 August 2019
1 March 20193 September 2019
1 April 20191 October 2019
1 May 20191 November 2019
3 June 20192 December 2019
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