If you are 70 or older, Revenu Quebec provides you financial assistance in the form of a refundable tax credit for expenses related to home care services . The amount of eligible expenses included in your rent is calculated using calculation tables, taking into account your monthly rent and the eligible services included in your rent that are indicated on the schedule to the lease (a mandatory form provided by the Regie du logement).
A basic amount is granted to seniors who pay rent in a private seniors' residence, and minimum and maximum amounts are determined for each eligible service provided by the residence.
The calculation of the tax credit can also take into
account eligible home-support services that are not
included in your rent. Such services (for example, laundry service)
are either pay-per-use or provided under a contract, and are
referred to as occasional services.
Know that if you are a couple only one person can make a request.
This tax credit is proportional to the amount you will pay in the residence.
It is therefore advantageous to contract all the services you need and have
them include the lease. Talk to our agents to find out more about it.
Eligible Services Included in Your Rent - Private Seniors' Residence
laundry service for your bedding or clothing provided at least once a week
housekeeping of your room, studio or apartment provided at least once every two weeks
meal service that includes one, two or three meals a day, seven days a week
nursing service offered by a nurse or nursing assistant present in the residence at least three hours a day, seven days a week
personal care service offered by a personal care attendant present in the residence at least seven hours a day, seven days a week