Calculating the Basic Benefit
The basic benefit is the maximum amount for which you qualify. The amount varies depending on your situation. Benefits are increased (indexed) on January 1 every year.
The basic benefit was enhanced on February 1, 2018 following the announcement of the Government Action Plan to Foster Economic Inclusion and Social Participation 2017-2023.
The folder New Benefit Amounts (PDF, 165 KB) contains information on the amount of benefits for which you qualify depending on your situation.
Individual development account
Under certain conditions, and with the agreement of the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, you may open an account at a financial institution and accumulate up to $5,000 for the purpose of carrying out a specific project (training, purchasing a car, etc.) without any reduction in your benefit amount.
Information or complaints
Contact us if you have any questions or complaints.
Call 1‑877‑767‑8773 (toll free).
See the folder New Benefit Amounts (PDF, 165 KB) to find out the amount of benefits for which you qualify depending on your situation.
See the Payment Calendar (PDF, 300 KB) to find out when the next payments will be made.
Financial Assistance Questions
- Montréal area
- Elsewhere in Québec
1‑877‑767-8773 (toll free)
- Office hours and other ways to contact us
Last update: 05 December 2018, 13:30