Subsidies and financial help

Our accommodation advisors are here to help

Our accommodation advisors will accompany you free of charge in your requests for financial assistance from governments, ensuring that you receive all the income to which you are entitled, including the tax credit for home support.

Did you know that it is thanks to the Savoie Family, in close collaboration with the late Mr. Robert Chagnon, founding member of the ARRQ (now known as the Regroupement québécois des residences pour seniors – RQRA), that the government implemented in 2000 the tax credit for home support in residences? Thanks to it, people aged 70 and over in Quebec can receive financial assistance to reimburse 15% to 65% of their eligible expenses related to maintenance services.
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Tax credit for home-support services

If you are aged 70 or more, the tax system will grant you financial assistance in the form of a refundable tax credit (a credit that can be paid to you even if you have no income tax payable) for expenses relating to home-support services. 

The objective of the tax credit is to help you stay in your home longer and, in doing so, prevent or delay your transfer in the Health and Social services network.     

The tax credit is equal to 30% of eligible expenses paid for home-support services.

Old Age Security pension

The Old Age Security pension (OAS) is a monthly payment Canadians can get if they are 65 and older and meet residency and legal status requirements. To be eligible to the OAS, you must apply for it.

Old Age Security pension can be compared to a large “pie” divided in 40 equal slices. If you are eligible to a “full pension”, you are entitled to all 40 slices every month. If you are eligible to a “partial pension”, you will receive a certain number of slices, but never 40. The factors that determine whether you are eligible to a full or a partial pension depends on the number of years you lived in Canada since the age of 18. Read the following for more information.

Shelter Allowance

The Shelter Allowance program is a financial aid for low-income households who need to allocate an important part of their budget on housing.

The shelter allowance program takes into account the number of people in your household, the type of household you live in, your income and your monthly rent. You may receive a monthly allowance of up to 80 $.

Solidarity Tax Credit

Since July 1st, 2011, the Solidarity tax credit replaces the QST tax credit, the property tax refund and the tax credit for individuals living in a northern village.

The Solidarity tax credit is calculated based on the amounts to which you are entitled for each component of this tax credit, i.e. the QST component and the housing component.