If the deceased worked in Québec, his or her spouse, children or heirs could receive one or more benefits paid under the
Québec Pension Plan.
If the deceased worked in one of those sectors or in the Québec public sector, his or her spouse, children or heirs could receive one or more benefits paid under
Québec public-sector pension plans.
If the deceased worked in the private, municipal or university sector and was a member of a supplemental pension plan offered by his or her employer, his or her spouse, children or heirs could receive one or more benefits paid under
supplemental pension plans.
Family Allowance payments could be made to the person who will be responsible for the child.
Family Allowance payments will be maintained during the
quarter in which the child's death occurred.
Although the Directeur de l'état civil informs Retraite Québec of deaths that occur in Québec, it takes time to provide that information.
If you are receiving Family Allowance payments for more than one child, the amount paid for your family might be reviewed following the change in the number of dependent children. Contact us at 1 800 667-9625 to notify us of the child's death.
Please note that a child
who dies in the month of his or her birth is not eligible for Family Allowance payments.
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Other government departments and agencies also provide financial assistance and support programs to persons dealing with the loss of a family member. For more information, consult the
section What to Do in the Event of Death on the Gouvernement du Québec's website.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for details on the temporary easing measure we have implemented regarding LIF withdrawals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that our LIF Quick Calc tool, which makes it possible to determine the amounts that you can withdraw from an LIF, does not take into account the measure and will not be modified during the outbreak.
See the Frequently Asked Questions for details regarding the temporary easing measures for supplemental pension plans within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.