If you have income during your benefit period, you must declare it promptly!

If you have employment earnings or other income during your benefit period, you must declare it promptly!

The income could affect the amount of your benefits.

  • When you are receiving maternity benefits:
    • Each dollar earned is deducted from your benefit.
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  • When you are receiving paternity, parental or adoption benefits:
    • Each dollar earned over 25% of your gross weekly benefit is deducted from your benefit.
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    • If your gross weekly benefit is less than $200, you have a right to up to $50 without any deduction from your benefit, but each dollar earned over $50 will be deducted from your benefit.
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Income that may affect the benefit amount includes:

  • Employment income such as the amounts paid for days off (including vacation pay, statutory holidays and sick days) and performance bonuses
  • Income replacement indemnities from the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
  • Income replacement indemnities from the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail.

You must declare income promptly, to avoid having to reimburse overpayments.

If you earn or receive income such as those listed above during your benefit period, it could be more advantageous for you to have your next benefit payment suspended. For information about this, please contact the Centre de service à la clientèle.

How to declare income

You can declare income using the online services of the Québec Parental Insurance Plan. These services are easy to use and available at all times.

Last update: 2017-11-28

 
 
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