Financial assistance for multiple births: triplets or more
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
If you give birth to triplets or more babies, your family will receive financial assistance to help you cope with the sudden, substantial increase in expenses.
The financial assistance for multiple births is granted for living children and only if at least three children are alive upon their discharge from the hospital and paid in a single payment. The amount granted is $6,000 for triplets. A supplement of $2,000 is paid for each additional child in a multiple birth. The cheque is issued in the mother’s name.
In the event of the mother’s death or incapacity, the assistance is paid to the father or to the person who has custody of the children. The amount awarded is not taxable. It may however be reduced if the recipient has contracted a debt with the Gouvernement du Québec.
There is nothing you have to do to receive this financial assistance. After verifying that the mother is a resident of Québec and a valid Québec health insurance number, the hospital where the children were born sends the required information to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux using the form provided for that purpose. This is done when you take the babies home.
You will receive the financial assistance approximately two months later. In the event of a delay, check with the hospital to ensure that the information was duly sent to the Ministère.
For more information, contact Services Québec.
Tax credit for childcare expenses
A portion of your childcare expenses may be reimbursed through the tax credit for childcare expenses. Certain conditions apply. Some childcare expenses do not qualify for the tax credit, such as the reduced contribution paid for childcare services provided by a childcare provider or a school.
To claim this tax credit, you must file Schedule C, Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses, and the required documents with your income tax return.
If you meet certain requirements, you may receive advance payments of the refundable tax credit for childcare expenses. The advance payments are made on a monthly basis, by direct deposit, no later than the 15th of each month.
To receive advance payments of the tax credit, send the duly completed Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses – Application for Advance Payments form to Revenu Québec or file an application using the online services on the Revenu Québec website.
For more information on the tax credit for childcare expenses, contact Revenu Québec.
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