Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for additional financial assistance from other departments or agencies. Find out about their programs by visiting their web sites.

Solidarity Tax Credit

Tax credit from Revenu Québec paid monthly and calculated according to various criteria, including your family income, the type of housing you live in, the fact that you live in a northern village.

To receive the payments, you must, among other things, produce your Québec income tax return and Schedule D.

Visit the Solidarity Tax Credit This hyperlink will open in a new window. page.

Family allowance

Refundable tax credit from Retraite Québec, which includes

  • payment of the Family Allowance, which is financial assistance paid to any eligible family with a dependent child under 18 years of age who resides with them;
  • the Child Disability Supplement, which is financial assistance paid to families who assume the care, nurturing and education of a child whose physical or mental disability prevents him or her from fulfilling his or her lifestyle;
  • the School Supplies Supplement, which provides $104 per year per child aged 4 to 16 as of September 30;
  • the supplement for handicapped children requiring exceptional care, which provides financial assistance to parents who must assume extraordinary responsibilities in terms of special care or ensure a constant presence with their child who has very significant and multiple disabilities that prevent him or her from fulfilling his or her lifestyle habits.

Visit the page Retraite Québec and support for children This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Canada Worker's Benefit

Refundable tax credit from the Canada Revenue Agency to provide tax relief to low-income workers and their families.

This tax credit is calculated according to various criteria, including the following,

  • your marital status;
  • your work income;
  • your province or territory of residence.

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Work premium

Tax credit refundable by Revenu Québec to workers to motivate them to join or stay in the labour market.

This tax credit is calculated based on

  • your income
  • the income of your spouse, if applicable
  • your family situation

According to certain criteria, the work premium can be paid in advance.

Visit the Work Premium This hyperlink will open in a new window. page on the Revenu Québec Web site.

New Eligibility Criteria for Financial Assistance Program Clients

Since January 1, 2017, clients of financial assistance programs can receive the work premium by advance payment by completing the application form they receive from the Department.

You may be eligible for advance payments if your work income recorded by the Ministère is higher than the minimum annual income required to be eligible for this premium.

You will find information on the work premium (French only) This hyperlink will open in a new window. on the Services Québec website.

Supplement to the Work Premium

If you are eligible for the work premium and have stopped receiving last-resort financial assistance or allowances from the Alternative youth program because of your work income, you may also be entitled to Revenu Québec's supplement to the work premium.

Visit the Supplement to the Work Premium This hyperlink will open in a new window. page on the Revenu Québec website.

Adapted Work Premium

If you or your spouse has severely limited capacity for employment, it may be more advantageous for you to apply for the adapted work premium, which is a tax credit from Revenu Québec.

According to certain criteria, the adapted work premium can be paid by advance instalments.

Consult the Adapted Work Premium This hyperlink will open in a new window. page on Revenu Québec's web site.

Shelter Allowance Program

Financial assistance from Revenu Québec for low-income families who spend too much of their income on rent. Paid monthly, the assistance is calculated based on the following criteria

  • of the number of people in your household;
  • the type of household;
  • your income;
  • your monthly rent.

Visit the Shelter Allowance Program This hyperlink will open in a new window. page.

Canada Child Benefit

A tax-free monthly payment to families to help them meet the needs of their children under the age of 18. This payment may include the Child Disability Benefit and benefits from provincial or territorial programs.

Benefits are calculated based on a variety of criteria, including the following,

  • the number of eligible children and their ages;
  • your adjusted family net income by base year;
  • the child's eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit.

Visit the Canada Child Benefit This hyperlink will open in a new window. page.

Employment Insurance

Temporary financial assistance for people who are currently employed or who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own while they look for a new job or upgrade their skills.

Employment Insurance also helps workers who are sick, those who have to care for a family member who is suffering from a serious illness with a significant risk of death, and parents who need to provide care or support for a gravely ill or injured child.

To qualify for financial assistance, you must meet separate requirements for each type of EI benefit.

See the Employment Insurance This hyperlink will open in a new window. page.

Québec Parental Insurance Plan

Plan that provides a benefit to eligible workers who take maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave during which they cease to be paid.

The Quebec Parental Insurance Plan is an income replacement plan. You must therefore have received income from work to be entitled to it.

See the Québec Parental Insurance Plan This hyperlink will open in a new window. page.