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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Disability Benefits Under the Quebec Pension Plan

What is the contributory period? When does it start and end?

The contributory period is the time in which you contribute to the Quebec Pension Plan. The contributory period beings the month after your 18th birthday. The contributory benefits ends at the end of the month that you become disabled.

I received more income than the allowed annual gross amount. What do I do now?

You must contact Retraite Quebec by telephone or in writing and inform them of the additional income you received.

If I do not report changes to my situation and receive an overpayment, will I be required to repay it?

Yes, if you receive an overpayment you will be required to repay it.

What province are you from?

Knowing your province helps us make this tool the best experience for you.

Important information about benefits for Indigenous Peoples

If you are Indigenous there are many things that affect the benefits you can get and the dollar amounts you can get from them. These include the agreements your band or governing body has with provincial, territorial, and federal governments. Before applying to any benefits, you should speak with your governing body, if applicable.

AFOA Canada and Prosper Canada are currently seeking funding to develop an online tool that serves the needs of Indigenous people living in Canada.