Reduction in the Frequency Requirement for Certain Home-Support Services
In the Budget Speech on March 30, 2010, the Québec Minister of Finance announced the reduction in the frequency requirement for certain home-support services offered by seniors' residences.
The prescribed frequency for housekeeping services will be reduced from a frequency of at least once a week to at least once every two weeks.
The prescribed frequency for nursing services will be reduced from a period of at least seven hours’ presence a day to a period of at least three hours’ presence a day.
The reductions will apply as of the 2010 taxation year. Beginning July 2010, Revenu Québec will gradually adjust the advance payments of the tax credit to be made to seniors who, in the first months of 2010, received housekeeping or nursing services covered by this measure.
For more information, see page A.25 in Additional Information on the Budgetary Measures, published by the Ministère des Finances.