The work premium is a refundable tax credit designed to encourage workers to remain in the work force. The premium granted to individuals is calculated based on the individual’s work income and personal and family situation. The individuals may claim the work premium while filing the income tax return or at any other moment, if he or she wants to receive it in the form of advanced payments.
Under certain conditions, a person who is eligible for the work premium or the adapted work premium may also be entitled to the supplement to the work premium.
Dependent child A child under 18, or a child 18 or over who is enrolled full time in vocational training at the secondary level or in a post-secondary program.
Full-time studentA person pursuing vocational training at the secondary level or post-secondary studies who is in either of the following situations:
Since the clientele and conditions can vary depending on the services, the information is provided under each service.
The maximum amounts for the work premium are as follows for the 2016 taxation year:
The work premium replaced the Parental Wage Assistance Program as of January 1, 2005.
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