Are you receiving temporary benefits from the federal government, such as the CESB or the CERB, in the context of the COVID-19 public health emergency?
We wish to remind you that rules are applicable to the addition of temporary federal benefits to those received under the assistance programs or measures available through the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale.
Contact your agent to find out more . The steps you take today could help you avoid having to reimburse overpayments later.
Find out Whether You Are Eligible
Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for last-resort financial assistance.
You could also be eligible for special benefits covering the cost of:
- Optometric services
- Dental care
- Other specific needs
The amount of financial assistance you receive depends on your situation.
- If you do not have a severely limited capacity for employment, you could be eligible for the Social Assistance Program.
- If you have a severely limited capacity for employment, you could be eligible for the Social Solidarity Program. You will have to submit a medical report.
An adult who has a severely limited capacity for employment is a person who has serious health problems, meaning that the person's physical or mental condition is clearly deficient or impaired, either permanently or for an indefinite period
whose socio-professional profile (education and work experience) limits his or her capacity for employment
To be eligible for financial assistance, you must meet a number of conditions, including the following:
- Prove that your resources (cash, property, earnings, benefits and income) are equal to or less than the amounts prescribed by regulation
- Be a Québec resident
- Be 18 or over
- If you are under 18, you must be married, have been married, or be the parent of a dependent child
Financial Assistance Questions
- Montréal area
- Elsewhere in Québec
1‑877‑767-8773 (toll free)
- Office hours and other ways to contact us