Québec Parental Insurance Plan

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On June 23, 2021, The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, Jean Boulet,  has announced through a press release (French only) that Québec Parental Insurance Plan premium rates for 2022 will remain at the same level as in 2021.

If you move, you must inform the QPIP of your new address and telephone number. To do so, access your online file, or call the Centre de service à la clientèle at 1-888-610-7727. The information is needed in order for us to send you important information, such as your income tax slips. Note that you must provide us with your new address even if you have already made a change of address using the Service québécois de changement d’adresse.

Bill 78 was assented to on June 8, 2021. It amends the Act respecting parental insurance to ease the eligibility criteria for the minimum temporary benefit of $500 paid under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP).

For some 30,000 parents who were receiving parental insurance benefits on September 27, 2020, this means they will be able to receive retroactive assistance calculated from that date. Retroactive payments of the amounts to individuals eligible for the minimum temporary benefit will be issued from the week of June 20, 2021 until mid-July 2021.

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, Jean Boulet, welcomes the adoption of Bill 78 by the National Assembly. The bill provides, in particular, for an amendment to the Act respecting parental insurance to ease the eligibility criteria for the minimum temporary benefit of $500 paid under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP).

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, Jean Boulet, is looking to ease the eligibility criteria for the minimum temporary benefit of $500 paid under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP). The proposed change would allow some 30,000 parents who were receiving parental insurance benefits on September 27, 2020 to receive retroactive benefits calculated from that date. The easing of criteria is subject to adoption by the Assemblée nationale of the changes that need to be made to the Act respecting parental insurance.

A flexibility measure is available for workers who want to interrupt or defer their parental leave in order to go back to work related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, whether for their current employer or a different one. If you would like to take advantage of this measure, please call the Centre de service à la clientèle.

As this is Fraud Prevention Month, we remind you that it is important to be prudent and vigilant, when it comes to sharing your personal information.

When you receive a request for information, make sure you know where it’s coming from and if it’s legitimate. For instance, a representative of the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) will never offer to come to your home to help you fill an application for benefits.

As of February 1, 2021, the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits for the repayment of a debt will resume.

The Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale is ending the flexibility measure that temporarily suspended the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits.

For more information on the repayment of a debt, consult the Payment method section of the Centre de recouvrement.

The tax slips showing the amount of parental insurance benefits you received in 2020 are now available in your online file. You can consult, download and print them as needed. 

If you asked to receive a printed version of your tax slips by mail, they will be sent by mail between January 25 and February 28, 2021.

As of January 1, 2021, the maximum insurable earnings taken into account when setting parental insurance benefits will increase to $83,500. Premium rates for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan remain unchanged in 2021.

For more information on premium rates and maximum insurable earnings.