Your Financial Assistance

The first initiative of its kind, www.aidechezsoi.com provides an integrated calculation tool to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. Certain governmental programs are exclusive to domestic help social economy businesses.

At any time and with each online request for service, you can calculate the amount that you can receive.

PEFSAD, Financial Assistance Exclusive to EÉSADs


Available to all Quebec residents aged 18 and over, the Financial Assistance Program for Domestic Help Services (PEFSAD) is an incentive to use the services of domestic help social economy businesses. This program allows you to only pay the difference between the business’s fees and the amount granted by the PEFSAD.

Financial assistance can be obtained in two ways:
  • basic financial assistance of $4 per hour of service provided;
  • additional financial assistance between $1.25 and $10 per hour of service provided.
The financial assistance granted by the PEFSAD is calculated based on the following:
  • age;
  • family status;
  • family income;
  • the health condition of the person in question.
The following services are covered:
  • light housekeeping work;
  • heavy housekeeping work;
  • cleaning clothes;
  • preparing meals (excluding meals that are part of a medically restricted diet);
  • grocery shopping and running other errands.
Summary Table:
Type de clientèle
Montant de la subvention
Taxable ou non taxable

Under age 65

4$

Taxable


Under age 65, referred by a CISSS or CIUSSS

Entre 4$ et 14$

Non taxable


Age 65 and over

Entre 4$ et 14$

Non taxable



For more information on the PEFSAD, please visit the Régie de l’Assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) website.

Tax Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors


The Tax Credit for Home Support Services for Seniors is financial assistance equivalent to 35% of expenses paid for eligible home support services.

The expenses covered vary based on where you live and your family status.


For more information on home support for seniors, visit the Revenu Québec website.