Disposable income - 2018 to 2020

Over the past year, the government has implemented several measures to put money back in the pockets of Quebecers, particularly by increasing assistance for families.

  • In 2019, the government increased the amount of the family allowance for a second and third child by $500.
  • Starting in January 2020, for each minor child, parents will be entitled to the same amount of the family allowance, regardless of the child’s rank in the family.

For example, the payment of a more generous family allowance will provide a couple with one work income of $40 000 and two children aged 3 and 5 respectively, with a family allowance of $5 030 in 2020, compared to $4 207 in 2019 and $3 644 in 2018.

Between 2018 and 2020, the disposable income of this family rose from $52 261 to $55 210, for an increase of $2 949.

In addition, a person aged 70 or over may be entitled to the new assistance amount for low-income seniors, which totals up to $200 for a single senior and $400 for a senior couple in 2018.

Use the calculator to see what your disposable income might be after taxes, taking your family situation into account.

Note that, in the detailed calculation, numbers preceded by a minus sign (–) correspond to the amounts you would have had to pay in tax or for certain contributions.


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.