8. Every family is entitled to an allowance, in the amount prescribed by regulation, upon the birth of a first or second child, or upon the adoption of a child of that rank if he is placed for adoption in the family before the age of five. To become entitled to an allowance for newborn children, a family must first be entitled to a family allowance in respect of the new child for the month of his birth or, in the case of an adoption, for the month of his placement in the family.
The allowance for newborn children is payable in a lump sum in the month following the month of the child’s birth or following the month during which the adoption judgment is pronounced, as the case may be.
1973, c. 36, s. 8; 1989, c. 4, s. 2; 1993, c. 63, s. 2.