Quebec

Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Automatic Benefit

This benefit does not require an application.

If you have applied for and are eligible for the Family Allowance or the Supplement for Handicapped Children, you will automatically get the supplement.

The Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies helps families cover the cost of annual school supplies. This program is available to families receiving the Family Allowance or Supplement for Handicapped Children regardless of your income.

Through this program you can receive $108 dollars per year for each of your children aged 4 to 16.

To be eligible for this benefit, you must:

  • Be eligible for the Family Allowance and receive a payment for the month in which the supplement is paid.
  • Your child is aged 4 to 16 on September 30 of the school year for which the supplement is paid.

OR

  • You receive the Supplement for Handicapped Children for a child aged 4 to 17 on September 30 of the school year for which the supplement is paid.

To get the benefit you must have custody of the child for the month when the supplement is paid.

Social Insurance Number

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

You do not need to apply for this benefit if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Last updated: May 10, 2022