The Social assistance and Social Solidarity Programs are last-resort financial assistance. Before applying, consider the following avenues:
The amount of financial assistance you receive depends on your situation.
To be eligible for social assistance, you must meet a number of conditions, including the following:
SimulAide is a simulation tool you can use to determine whether you would be eligible for last-resort financial assistance.
To assess your eligibility for last-resort financial assistance, you must provide certain information about you and your spouse (if any):
See the Determining your resources page to find out what financial resources can be exempted or excluded.
Use the SimulAide online simulation tool to find out whether you are eligible for last-resort financial assistance.
See the Filing an application page to learn how to apply.
Next payment: November 1, 2017
See the payment calendar (PDF, 254 KB)
Have you applied for direct deposit?
You must file your monthly statement by the 15th of each month.
By telephone: 1-877-304-7636
Learn more about your monthly statement.