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Rights and obligations

Repayment

You can reimburse the amount claimed as soon as you receive the claim notice.

However, once the deadline for applying for a review of the claim or for contesting the review decision before the Tribunal administratif du Québec has expired, you must repay the claim according to the terms and conditions described below.

When a deadline has expired, the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale issues a claim certificate indicating your name, address and the amount to be repaid. This document allows the Department to use the means stipulated by regulation to recover the amounts claimed.

Terms and conditions of repayment

If you receive Québec Parental Insurance Plan benefits

After issuing a recovery certificate, the Department will withhold an amount from your benefits (20% of the net benefit payable) to repay your debt. However, if the withholding results from a case involving misrepresentation, it will correspond to 50% of the net benefit payable.

If you no longer receive Québec Parental Insurance Plan benefits

Benefits unduly received must be repaid in full, either in a single lump sum or by instalments (once a month, twice a month, every two weeks or once a week) according to a repayment agreement reached with the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale.

Other means of recovering debts

The Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS) may also use other means to recover amounts owed to it.

Withholding of amounts by Revenu Québec

Amounts payable to you by Revenu Québec can be withheld to repay amounts you owe to the MTESS, whether or not you are receiving financial assistance from the Ministère. This means that income tax refunds and solidarity tax credit payments can be withheld in order to reimburse amounts you owe to the Ministère. Amounts payable by Revenu Québec are withheld until you have repaid your debt in full.

Legal measures

If you fail to comply with the rules for repayment, the MTESS may call on the following types of legal remedy:

  • Judicial hypothec (legal mortgage)
  • Garnishment of wages
  • Seizure of bank accounts and financial investments
  • Seizure of property and real estate

To exercise legal recourse, a certificate is filed with the court registry and costs are charged to the debtor’s account. Also, a file is opened at the palais de justice and this information then becomes public.

Review

As indicated in the claim notice, the claim may be contested. You have 90 days from the date you receive the claim to file an application for review. You may obtain a form for this purpose on the Internet site of the Régime québécois d'assurance parentaleLink to external site..

Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ)

If you disagree with the decision made following the review, you may file an appeal with the Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ)Link to external site. within 60 days of receiving the notice of decision. Forms for this purpose are available at TAQ offices. The TAQ decision is final.

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