Shelter Allowance Program
Société d'habitation du Québec
To apply for the shelter allowance, the Shelter Allowance Application or Renewal Form (that can be obtained from Revenu Québec) must be completed and returned, along with the required supporting documents, to Revenu Québec.
An application for a shelter allowance may be filed at any time.
An allowance may be granted in the month after the application is filed with Revenu Québec. The first payment will be made two to three months later, with the amounts granted for the first two or three months paid retroactively.
The fiscal year for the program begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following year. Each year, Revenu Québec sends beneficiaries a re-assessment form.
After receiving the form, beneficiaries have 45 days to complete it and return it with the required supporting documents. If they fail to return the form, their eligibility for the allowance ends at the end of the 45-day period or on October 1, whichever is latest. A beneficiary may then file a new application.
The required supporting documents must be included with the application (as specified on the Revenu Québec form).
Revenu Québec Complexe Desjardins C. P. 3000, succursale Place-Desjardins Montréal (Québec)
Revenu Québec generally provides return envelopes depending on the process to be completed. However, all correspondence for Revenu Québec can also be sent to one of the regional offices, which will forward it to the department responsible for processing the file or claim.
Monday to Friday : 8:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.