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Recognition of the Alternative jeunesse program for purposes of the supplement to the work premium

One condition that must be met to be entitled to the supplement to the work premium is that the individual must have received last-resort financial assistance benefits for at least 36 of the 42 months immediately preceding the start of the period of transition to work. This condition will be changed to include financial assistance benefits received under the Solidarité jeunesse program and the Alternative jeunesse program, including benefits received under the Alternative jeunesse pilot project.

Another condition that must be met is that the individual must hold a claim booklet for the first month of the period of transition to work. This condition will be changed so that it will not apply to an individual who received a financial assistance benefit under the Alternative jeunesse program for the month preceding the first month of a period of transition to work.

An individual's "period of transition to work" will be redefined so that financial assistance benefits under the Alternative jeunesse program will be taken into account in determining the start and the end of a period giving entitlement to the supplement to the work premium.

These changes will apply to individuals no longer receiving last-resort financial assistance or no longer participating in the Alternative jeunesse program after March 31, 2009.

The first payment of the supplement that may be made to those who participated in the support and financial assistance programs designed especially for young people will be deferred to July 15, 2009. However, this first payment will include, as applicable, the payments attributable to the supplement for April, May and June 2009. For any given month after June 2009, the supplement will be paid on the 15th day of the following month.

For further information, see page A.11 in Additional Information on the Budgetary Measures, published by the Ministère des Finances.

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