Are you under 18 years of age and at least 20 weeks pregnant? 

Are you without financial resources?

You may be eligible for monthly financial assistance from the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale during your pregnancy. 

Verification of your eligibility

To be eligible for the Pregnant Minor Financial Assistance Program, you must, among other requirements, 

To be eligible, you must not be living 

  • with your parents 
  • with someone who has custody of you 
  • in a resource covered by the Act respecting health services and social services 

Such resources include 

  • rehabilitation centres 
  • foster homes 
  • foster families 

Application for financial assistance

An application under the Financial Support for Pregnant Minors program consists of five steps.

Step 1: Find a local community service center

Using your postal code or the name of your region, easily find a CLSC This hyperlink will open in a new window., how to get there, access times and services offered.

Step 2: Obtain the local community service center tracking sheet

You will need to have the CLSC Follow-Up Sheet – Financial Assistance for Pregnant Minors (SR-2438A) (PDF 628 Kb) from the CLSC, signed by the CLSC worker in charge of your file.

Step 3: Fill out your application for financial assistance

You will need to fill out the Application for Financial Assistance - Financial Support for Pregnant Minors form (SR-2437A) (PDF 657 Kb).

Step 4: Submit your application for financial assistance

You must submit the completed form, along with the required supporting documents, to a Services Québec office This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If you need information or help with your application, you can contact the Client Contact Centre at 514 873-4000 for the Montreal area or 1 877 767-8773 (toll-free) elsewhere in Quebec.

Step 5: Receive the notice of decision regarding your application

You will receive a notice of decision by mail within five business days of receiving all the documents essential to the assessment of your application.

If your application is accepted, the notice will tell you how much benefit you will receive. If your application is refused, the notice will tell you the reasons for the refusal.

If you are not satisfied with the decision, you may submit an Application for Administrative Reconsideration (SR-2543A) (PDF 288 Kb)

Financial assistance provided

The amount granted is: 

  • A maximum of $933 a month
  • $319 per month if you live in accommodations managed by a non-profit organization that provides you with room and board. The organization must NOT be a rehabilitation centre, a group home run by a youth centre or a foster family.

Your assistance may be reduced if you receive other types of income during your pregnancy.