Do you provide ongoing care to someone whose autonomy is significantly reduced due to their physical or mental condition?
The temporarily limited capacity allowance can be added to the basic social assistance benefit.
The temporarily limited capacity allowance is:
Temporarily limited capacity includes constraints that prevent an adult from holding a job for a limited time. They can be “caused by a health problem or life event,” according to the gouvernement du Québec.
As a caregiver, these administrative terms can resonate with your reality of life in relation to the situation of the person you’re helping, and trigger emotions. You need to navigate through the administrative process.
“Providing ongoing care to a person whose autonomy is significantly reduced due to their physical or mental condition” is one of the eligibility criteria for the temporarily limited capacity allowance. As a caregiver, you could be in this situation.
Please note that:
There are several eligibility criteria for the temporarily limited capacity allowance, and certain situations may make you ineligible. If this is the case, it could be a source of frustration for you. Contact a caregiver support counselor to discuss your situation and explore possible solutions. Other programs are also available, such as the canadian caregiver credit or the caregiver tax credit.
As a caregiver, you may have questions about the temporarily limited capacity allowance and social assistance. Here are some services you can contact for more information:
Centre de recherche de Montréal sur les inégalités sociales, les discriminations et les pratiques alternatives de citoyenneté (CREMIS). Dossiers thématiques.
Gouvernement du Québec. Social Assistance and Social Solidarity.
L'Appui pour les porches aidants. Social worker and caregiver, a winning team.
Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. Aide financière de dernier recours. Programme d'aide sociale.
Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. Aide financière de dernier recours. Allocation pour contraintes temporaires.
Université TÉLUQ. Nous : portraits de l’assistance sociale.
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