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ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES

The government has made two major commitments to families in Québec:

  • to introduce a family allowance where the same amount is granted for each child, regardless of his or her rank in the family;
  • to return to a single reduced rate for subsidized childcare services.

A fairer family allowance

In the past, the assistance provided to families was higher for the first child and decreased by half for a second child.

With the fall 2018 Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the maximum amount for a second and third child was increased by $500 in 2019 to bring it closer to the amount granted for a first child.

With the fall 2019 Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the government is fully meeting its commitment by standardizing the amount of the family allowance for all children in the same family.

Starting in January 2020, the maximum amount for each child will be $2 515 and the minimum amount will increase to $1 000.

A single reduced rate for subsidized childcare

The government has been working since last fall to put in place the necessary conditions to gradually eliminate the additional contribution for childcare.

  • In last fall’s update, the government froze the amounts of the additional contribution at the levels that applied in 2018.
  • When Budget 2019-2020 was published, the government announced the gradual elimination of the additional contribution by 2022.

In the fall 2019 Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the government is announcing the elimination of the additional contribution for childcare, effective retroactively to January 1, 2019

Caution

The calculator enables you to estimate the assistance to which you may be entitled, based on certain assumptions intended to reflect the most common situations. The calculator is meant to provide only an estimate. The exact amounts will be determined by the responsible departments and bodies, on the basis of the specific characteristics of each measure and according to the particular situation of each household.