Becoming a Parent

Work Premium

Applying to Revenu Québec for Advance Payments of the Work Premium

To be eligible for advance payments of the work premium, all of the following must be true when you file your application:
  • You are active on the labour market.
  • You reside in Québec and have the status of Canadian citizen, Indian, permanent resident or refugee.
  • You are not a full-time student (see definitions), except if, on December 31, you are the mother or father of a child who lives with you.
  • You are not confined in a prison or similar institution.
  • You are 18 or older on the 1st day of the month when you apply, or, if you are under 18, no one is entitled to receive Family allowance payments on your behalf in the year underway.
  • You believe that you are entitled, for the year concerned, to a work premium greater than:
      • $500 if you have a dependent child (see definitions)
      • $300 if you have no dependent children
  • You consider that your family income for 2018 will be less than:
      • $18,257.56 if applying as a single person
      • $28,346.64 if applying as a couple with no dependent children
      • $35,096 if applying as a single-parent family
      • $48,246 if applying as a couple with at least one dependent child
  • You are registered for direct deposit
Note
Only one person per household can apply for advance payments.

To apply for advance payments of the work premium, proceed in one of the following ways within the period prescribed:

  • Fill out the form Work Premium Tax Credit: Application for Advance Payments, attached the documents required, and send by mail to Revenu Québec.
  • Use the online service Apply for Advance Payments of the Work Premium (requires My Account registration).
Note
You can track the progress of your application by using the online service View Advance Payment Files: Work Premium or Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses.

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