Confirmation and Payment of Your Increased Pension

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At this stage, you have received a preliminary pension and Retraite Québec and your employer (or employers) are communicating so that we can obtain your latest participation data and confirm to you quickly the increased amount of your retirement pension. At that time, you will receive a letter confirming your retirement pension, which is also available in My Account, and informing you of the amount of your pension and the first payment date. A copy of the brochure Guide for New Beneficiaries RREGOP and PPMP will be enclosed with the letter. The letter also provides general information about certain events or situations that could occur once payment of your pension has begun, such as:

Potential adjustments to your pension

After you have received payment of your pension, it may be adjusted due to changes to your participation data, for example after payment of a retroactive amount. In accordance with the provisions of your public-sector pension plan, all files can be submitted for pension revision up to 3 years after the date on which you stop working. However, there is no time limit for reviewing the increased amount of your pension and paying you any retroactive amounts owing.

If you are or were a member of the Syndicat des professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ) and have received retroactive amounts This link will open in a new window.

Advance of funds

If Retraite Québec is unable to analyze your file within the time prescribed, you could receive an advance of funds to ensure you continue to have income. If necessary, the advance of funds may be paid before the first payment of the preliminary pension. It will be paid on the 15th of the month following the month of your retirement if your retirement pension application was received at least 20 days before the date of your retirement.

An advance of funds will mainly be sent in the following situations:

  • Your application was received before the processing deadline outlined in our Service Statement.
  • Your application is missing information.
  • An Application for Buy-Back is being processed.
  • Buy-back is being paid.
  • We are confirming certain information with your employer.
  • You requested a list of ways to offset the reduction in your pension due to early retirement.

If you have been receiving a pension under a public-sector plan, or if you sent your retirement pension application before 15 October 2019, the information related to the confirmation of the amount of your pension is different from the information found on the Web page. See the information page or contact Retraite Québec for details concerning the various steps of the procedure for processing your retirement pension application and confirmation of your pension amount.

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