Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a special needs allowance, your child must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a refugee or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • be residing in Québec or deemed to be residing in Québec at the time the application for a special needs allowance is filed
  • be admitted to an educational institution that is recognized by the Minister to pursue studies in a recognized program at a private educational institution that is not accredited by the Minister for grants to students
  • be considered a full-time student by the educational institution or receive a minimum of 20 hours of instruction per month at the preschool, elementary or secondary levels, excluding vocational training and adult education
  • be suffering from one of the following major functional disabilities
    • severe visual impairment
    • severe hearing impairment
    • motor impairment
    • organic impairment

    or be suffering from one of the following recognized disabilities:

    • minimum hearing threshold of 25 decibels
    • paralysis of a single limb
    • paresis of one or more limbs
    • language or speech impairment
  • not be receiving financial assistance from another organization for the same needs

Aide financière aux études reserves the right to request the opinion of a physician or an organization that specializes in services provided to individuals that have a major functional or other recognized disability.

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