Government Assistance for Families
The Government of Quebec's parental plans can benefit mom, dad or both parents. For example, it covers up to 50 weeks of benefits: 18 weeks of maternity benefits for mom only and 32 weeks of parental benefits that mom and dad can share as they see fit.
For more information, call the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan at 1-888-610-7727.
|Basic Parental Benefit Plans1|
|Plan||Beneficiaries||Maximum Number of Benefit Weeks||Percentage of Average Weekly Income|
|Parental||Mom or dad (weeks shared)||32||
70% (7 weeks)
|Adoption||Mom or dad (weeks shared)||37||70% (12 weeks)
55% (25 weeks)
Special Financial Assistance
Under some special circumstances, you could be eligible for special assistance.
|Special Government Financial Assistance1|
|Assistance for Parents of Triplets or Quadruplets||Tax Credit for Adoption Expenses|
|For More Information or an Application Form||Call the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec at 1-800-707-3380||Call Revenu Québec at 1-800-267-6299|
1. Source: Becoming a Parent published by Services Québec