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Assistance for Former Recipients of Social Assistance – Supplement to the Work Premium

Are your wages insufficient to cover the costs involved in joining the workforce? You might qualify for a Supplement to the Work Premium if your income is low and you have recently stopped receiving social assistance or benefits under the Youth Alternative Program.

Who is this program designed for?

This program is for you if:

  • you are no longer receiving social assistance, or are no longer eligible under the Youth Alternative Program because you have work income
  • you received social assistance or Youth Alternative Program allowances for 36 months during the 42-month period preceding the date on which your benefits ended
  • you are eligible for the Work PremiumOpens external link in new window. provided by Revenu Québec

How does the program work?

The Supplement to the Work Premium is administered by Revenu Québec. It can be paid in two ways:

To obtain advanced monthly payments:

  • send the completed and signed form to your local employment centre (CLE), which will forward it to Revenu Québec
  • you must register with Revenu Québec for direct depositOpens external link in new window..

For more information, contact your local employment centre (CLE)Opens external link in new window..

Questions & Answers

How much is the supplement?

$200 a month for a maximum of 12 consecutive months.

Total payments can reach a maximum of:

  • $2,400 for an independent adult
  • $4,800 for a couple when both spouses are working