– employment income; – business income; – income from real estate; – employment insurance benefits; – CNESST (formerly CSST) income replacement indemnities; – SAAQ income replacement indemnities; – wage insurance benefits; – child and spousal support; – scholarships and other benefits; – old-age pension; – Quebec Pension Plan.Deductions that may apply to your income:
– expenses to alleviate a serious physical or mental deficiency; – child care fees actually paid out, to the extent of the amount covered under the provincial tax credit; – child and spousal support actually paid out; – school fees deductible under the Taxation Act..B. The value of your assets The value of your house and other buildings (standardized value from an up-to-date tax account), and of your investments (RRSP, etc.). Deductions that may be applied to the value of your assets:
– mortgages; – loans.C. Your liquid assets Also taken into account are amounts held in your bank accounts or in cash, as well as short-terms assets that can be turned into cash, such as shares and savings bonds. Eligibility scales: Free Eligibility or Eligibility with Contribution To learn more about eligibility scales, please click on the links below. These PDF files correspond, respectively, to the Free Eligibility Scale, and the Eligibility with Contribution Scale. For more information, you can also visit the Commission des services juridiques website. Free Eligibility Scale (PDF – fr) Eligibility with Contribution Scale (PDF – fr)
Yes, in the following circumstances:
if s/he is charged with a criminal offense under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA); in such circumstances, only the income and liquid assets of the minor are taken into consideration, not those of the parents;
if s/he is facing proceedings from the Director of Youth Protection; in such circumstances, only the income and liquid assets of the minor are taken into consideration, not those of the parents;
if s/he needs representation in Superior Court (custody and access rights disputes, setting of child support); in such circumstances, only the income and liquid assets of the minor are taken into consideration, not those of the parents.
Please note that there may a cost recovery, as per Article 39 of the Legal Aid Regulation.
Homologation Assistance Service (HAS) and SARPA or Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (a service to modify child support payments without going to court):
Exceptionally, for HAS and SARPA, applicants who were deemed financially inadmissible to receive legal aid may still choose to cover the costs as follows:
HAS: $558 (subject to indexation);
SARPA: $50 (subject to indexation).