Eligible care receiver

A person who was:

  • 18 or over on December 31, 2021, and has a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions because of which he or she needs assistance in carrying out a basic activity of daily living, as certified by a health professional; or
  • 70 or over on December 31, 2021, is not your spouse and does not have an impairment.
Note
  • A person 18 or over with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions can be:
    • your spouse;
    • your or your spouse's child, grandchild, nephew, niece, brother or sister;
    • your or your spouse's father, mother, grandfather or grandmother, or any other of your or your spouse's direct ascendants;
    • your or your spouse's uncle, aunt, great-uncle or great-aunt; or
    • someone with whom you have no family relationship, if a professional from the health and social services network certifies that you provide ongoing assistance to this person so that he or she can carry out a basic activity of daily living.
  • A person 70 or over without an impairment can be your or your spouse's father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, great-uncle, great-aunt or any other of your or your spouse's direct ascendants.
  • The care receiver must not live in one of the following: 
    • a private seniors' residence, that is:
      • a congregate residential facility, or any part of such a facility, in respect of which the operator holds a valid temporary certificate of compliance or a valid certificate of compliance issued by the Minister of Health and Social Services (such facilities are listed in the register of private seniors' residences); or
      • a private institution not under agreement that operates a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD);
    • a public network facility.
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