You can call toll-free at 1 877 767-8773 to

  • find out what forms and documents you will need to apply for financial assistance;
  • ask to receive the forms by mail if you cannot get them at a Local Employment Centre or Services Québec office.

Simplified application for financial assistance for a person with a claim slips

You do not receive financial assistance and you have a claim slips (drug card).

Due to a change in your situation, you must apply for financial assistance. Special rules apply. To find out more, call an agent using our toll-free number: 1 877 767-8773.

Use the form Simplified application for last-resort financial assistance for persons who hold claim slips (3004A) (PDF 122 Kb).

First Application for Financial Assistance for an Asylum seeker

Asylum seekers and their accompanying family members can apply for financial assistance.

The first application for financial assistance must be made using the form First application for last-resort financial assistance – Refugee protection claimants (3002A) (PDF 303 Kb). This form is only to be used for the very first application.

Benefit amounts and payment dates

To find out the benefit amounts available, simply visit the following section: Benefit amounts for the current year.

To find out the dates on which payments are made, consult the following section: Benefit payment dates for the current year


If you have any questions concerning social assistance and social solidarity, call our toll-free number: 1 877 767-8773.