Quebec

Senior Assistance Tax Credit

Easy application

Tax filing required

You do not need to apply for this benefit, but you need to file your tax return to get it.

The government will use the information in your tax return to decide if you will get the benefit.

You may be entitled to the refundable Senior Assistance Tax Credit if you qualify as an eligible individual and you meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • You were 70 or over on December 31.
  • Your spouse on December 31, qualifies as an eligible individual and was 70 or over on December 31.

This refundable tax credit can be up to the following amounts:

  • $800 if you had a spouse on December 31, 2021, who is an eligible individual and you were both 70 or over on December 31, 2021;
  • $400 if you had a spouse on December 31, 2021, but:
    • he or she is not an eligible individual, or
    • only one of you was 70 or over on December 31, 2021;
  • $400 if you did not have a spouse on December 31, 2021.

You can calculate how much you will get from this credit using form TP-1029.SA-V, Senior Assistance Tax Credit.

To be considered an eligible individual, you must have met both the following requirements on December 31:

  • You live in Québec.
  • You or your spouse are:
    • A Canadian citizen,
    • Permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, or
    • A temporary resident or the holder of a temporary resident permit, within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who has been living in Canada for the last 18 months.

You are not considered an eligible individual if:

  • You were confined to a prison or similar institution on December 31, and you were confined for one or more periods totalling more than 183 days; or
  • You or your spouse are exempt from income tax.

You are not eligible if your income is over the following amounts, depending on your situation:

Situation Maximum family income
Your spouse is an eligible individual and you were both 70 or over on December 31, 2021. $54,340
Your spouse is not an eligible individual or only one of you was 70 or over on December 31, 2021. $46,340
You did not have a spouse on December 31. $31,575

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

You need to file a tax return to get this credit.

You do not have to claim the credit in your income tax return. Revenu Québec will calculate the credit for you. But, if you prefer, you can calculate it yourself by completing form TP-1029.SA-V, Senior Assistance Tax Credit.

Last updated: May 14, 2022