Shelter Allowance Program

Applying for the Shelter Allowance

Please refer to the French version of this page for information regarding special measures taken for COVID-19.


To apply for a shelter allowance:

  • Contact Direction du centre des relations avec la clientèle des programmes sociofiscaux at Revenu Québec and request a Shelter Allowance Application form.orm.
  • Fill out the form and attach the required documents.
  • Return your complete application to Revenu Québec either:
    • by mail, to the Québec (Sainte-Foy) or Montréal (downtown) offices, or
    • in person, to any Revenu Québec office.

Every year, Revenu Québec will send you a reassessment form. After receiving the form, you have 45 days to complete it and return it with the required documents. If you fail to do so, your eligibility for the allowance will end at the expiry of the 45-day period or on October 1 of the current year, whichever is later. In this event, you may file a new application.

Only one person per couple may apply for a shelter allowance.

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