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Filing your application

If you are filing an application for a special needs allowance

  1. Print the Application for a Special Needs Allowance - Youth (1117), and fill out sections 1, 2 and 4.
  2. Meet with one of the following persons to enable him or her to evaluate your child’s special needs and to fill out section 5 of the form Application for a Special Needs Allowance - Youth (1117):
    • A therapist (occupational therapist, speech therapist, audiologist, psychologist, neuropsychologist or psychoeducator) with a rehabilitation centre or an educational institution
    • A therapist (occupational therapist, speech therapist, audiologist, psychologist, neuropsychologist or psychoeducator) in private practice. Please note that the specialist’s fees will not be reimbursed
    • A physiatrist

    In that section, the specialist will write a recommendation explaining how access to certain material resources is essential in the home to offset the effects of your child’s disability and enable your child to pursue his or her studies adequately.

  3. Have section 6 (Medical certificate) of the Application for a Special Needs Allowance - Youth (1117) form filled out by a general physician or a medical specialist.
  4. You must have section 3 (Studies and Confirmation) of the Application for a Special Needs Allowance - Youth (1117) form, filled out by the principal of the school attended.
  5. Obtain a price quote for the material resources your child requires to pursue his or her studies.
  6. Mail or fax us the form Application for a Special Needs Allowance - Youth (1117) and include the price quote.

    Applications for a special needs allowance must be filed no later than 60 days after your last month of study in the award year concerned.

  7. Send us the invoice confirming payment of the material resources no later than 60 days following receipt of the allowance instalment.
    You must fax your document to us at 418-528-0318 or mail it to us at the following address:
    Aide financière aux études
    Ministère de l'Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
    1035, rue De La Chevrotière
    Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5

Important: The student’s name and Permanent Code must be written on all documents submitted to Aide financière aux études.

In the event of an application for the authorization of equipment repair or replacement

  1. Print the Application for the Authorization of Equipment Repair or Replacement (1318) form and fill out sections 1 and 3.
  2. Have section 2 of the form filled out by an authorized person with the administration of the educational institution and section 4 filled out by the dealer that sold you the device, in the case of a computer, or by an authorized person with the technical assistance service of the rehabilitation centre in the case of an assistive communication device.
  3. If your equipment cannot be repaired or if the cost of the repairs exceeds 60% of the initial purchase cost or the current replacement cost, fill out section 5 of the form.
  4. Mail or fax us the form Application for the Authorization of Equipment Repair or Replacement (1318), which must include a cost estimate for the repair or a price quote for the replacement of the device that your child needs to pursue his or her studies.
  5. Send us the invoice confirming payment of the repair or replacement of the device no later than 60 days following receipt of the allowance instalment.

    Fax your documents to us at 418-528-0318 or mail them to the following address: 

    Aide financière aux études
    Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
    1035, rue De La Chevrotière
    Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5

The student’s name and Permanent Code must be written on all documents submitted to Aide financière aux études.

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