Québec Parental Insurance Plan

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The Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale has introduced a new flexibility measure to financially assist parents receiving benefits under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) during the COVID-19 epidemic. Under this measure, the withholding of amounts from parental insurance benefits for the repayment of a debt is temporarily suspended.

This measure came into effect on April 20, 2020 for three months and does not require the beneficiaries concerned to take any specific steps.

On March 28, 2020, the Gouvernement du Québec announced a flexibility measure for workers who want to interrupt or defer their parental leave in order to go back to work, either for their current or another employer, during the public health emergency related to COVID-19. If you would like to take advantage of this measure, please call the Centre de service à la clientèle du RQAP.

The Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale is currently carrying out a survey in its 5 call centres to measure client satisfaction with telephone services. This includes the QPIP call centre. A firm is carrying out the survey for us.

If you telephone us, you could be asked to participate in the survey, which will take place at the end of the call. It is a short survey and takes less than 5 minutes. Your answers are important and will help us improve services.

Your Relevé 6 and T4E tax slips, which are required to file your Québec income tax return and federal income tax return, are now available in your online file. You can consult, download and print the slips as needed.

These tax slips are sent to individuals who, between January 1 and December 31, received parental insurance benefits or reimbursed an overpayment of benefits during that time.

If you asked to receive them by mail, they will be sent to you from January 27, 2020.

As of January 1, 2020, the maximum insurable earnings taken into account when setting parental insurance benefits will increase to $78,500. Premium rates for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan will be reduced by 6% as of January 1, 2020.

For more information on premium rates and maximum insurable earnings.

Are you an elected official (or hoping to become one) and planning to take time off work to welcome a new child into your family, whether during pregnancy, following a birth or for an adoption? We have some good news! You can now find all the information you need about participation in the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) in the new Élu(e)s municipaux et congés parentaux (PDF, 462,5 Ko) (French only) fact sheet.

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.

The government has announced through a press release (French only) that the premium rate for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan will be decreasing by 6%, as of January 2020.

It will soon be time to do your taxes. Your tax slips, which specify the benefit amounts you received in 2018, are now available in your online file.

If you asked to receive your tax slips by mail, they will be sent to you between February 15 and 28, 2019.

Note that all the documents related to your application for benefits, including your tax slips, can be accessed through your online file.

For additional information, see the folder.

If you moved in the past few months and had asked that we mail you the tax slips needed to file your income tax returns, be sure to provide your new address as soon as possible.