Québec Parental Insurance Plan

Benefits When There is a Termination of Pregnancy

If a mother’s pregnancy is terminated, she may be entitled to maternity benefits. The termination has to have occurred after the 19th full week of pregnancy. Barring exceptions, the benefit period ends at most 18 weeks after the termination of pregnancy.

The table below indicates the maximum number of maternity benefit weeks and percentage of average weekly earnings the mother may be entitled to, depending on the plan chosen.

Type of Benefits Basic Plan Special Plan

Termination of pregnancy
(exclusively for the mother)

Maximum of 18 weeks.

Weekly benefit: 70% of the average weekly earnings

Maximum of 15 weeks.

Weekly benefit: 75% of the average weekly earnings

To find out the estimated amount of benefits to which you may be entitled, you can try the benefit calculation simulator before applying.

Last update: February 27, 2018