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Applying for Benefits

Before applying for benefits, you must:

To file an application for parental insurance benefits online, you must first enter your clicSÉQUR user code and password. ClicSÉQUR is the Québec government's identity authentication service.

If you begin completing an application but do not immediately send in your application, your information will be kept for 30 days. To send in the application, you must access your file and select Proceed with a benefit application underway.

Please note the following:

  • Each parent must file an application for benefits.
  • If you use our online services, the date you send your application is considered to be its filing date.
  • A maximum of 3 weeks of retroactive payments can be paid to you as of the filing date.
  • Once your application is sent to the QPIP, you will automatically receive a confirmation number confirming that your application has been recorded at the QPIP.
  • Do not provide any supporting documents unless we request them (we will send
    the request by email or regular mail).
  • To speed up the processing of your file, you can digitize or take a picture of any requested documents and upload them directly to your file, using our online services.
  • If you send the documents by mail, be sure to send photocopies. Do not send the
    originals.
  • If you apply for maternity benefits before the birth of your child, you must provide
    identification information about the child following his or her birth. You can provide the information to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan through your online file, or by calling the Centre de service à la clientèle.
  • You must also declare the child’s birth to the Directeur de l’état civil.
  • Decisions are usually rendered within 10 working days following the date the Centre de service à la clientèle received all documents needed to analyze your file.
  • During the period you receive benefits, you can access your online file and follow your file's progress and make certain changes.

Simplify your steps

My Québec Services Account provides you with a list of personalized steps that you must take to access government programs and services upon your child’s birth, and allow you direct access to online services.

Last update: 2018-03-27

 
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