Situation when a child is placed in residential care

As announced in the 20221-2022 provincial budget, as of September 1, 2021, a financial contribution for a child in residential care is no longer required by institutions in the health and social services network.

When a child is placed in residential care the parents remain responsible for their child under the Québec Civil Code. The parents may be asked by the social worker responsible for their child to voluntarily pay for other needs—clothing, leisure activities or other things. The CISSS des Laurentides provides the required professional services and pays the costs.

As a result:

Federal benefits (paid on the 20th of each month)

When a child is subject to placement, federal law stipulates that payment of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) ceases.

Therefore, as of the 30th day following the beginning of a child’s placement, the parents are no longer eligible for the Canada Child Benefit base amount or any supplement for a handicapped child.

When the placement ends, the parents again become eligible for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). They must, however, apply again to the Canada Revenue Agency (form RC-66):

Telephone number for CRA benefits and credits: 1-800-387-1193

Provincial benefits (paid on the 1st of each month)

Following a court ruling, as of September 1, 2021, all children who are placed in residential care until the age of majority are no longer eligible for Québec Family Allowance benefits. In the case of other types of placement (in a PFAP, FAP, RTF, RI, etc.), the parents may have the right to payment of the provincial benefits according to the terms and conditions in effect at Retraite Québec.

We suggest that parents consult the Retraite Québec website at or by telephone at 1-800-667-9625.

If you have any questions, contact our department by email at

Are you eligible for a review of the rate for parental contributions in effect before September 2021?

Parents may be eligible for a review of the contribution based on their income or their family situation. You must apply for a review by writing to

If your child had been placed before September 1, 2021, you must pay any arrears accumulated to that date.

In the event of non-payment, the CISSS des Laurentides reserves the right to turn over any overdue account to a collection agency.

To pay your overdue account

The authorized means of payment are: 

By electronic payment : 

  • Go to your financial institution's website;
  • Choose ''CISSS des Laurentides'' as the recipient;
  • In the Reference field, enter your account number as it appears in the heading.

Make sure that you do not choose “CISSS de Lanaudière” as the recipient.

By postal money order.
By certified cheque.

For any additional information, please contact the accounts receivable department at the following email address: