Financial aid

What is the Financial Assistance Program (FAPDHS)


Accessible to all Quebec residents aged 18 and over, the FAPDHS is an incentive to take advantage of the services of social economy enterprises for home support. Thus, you only pay the difference between the rate charged by the enterprise and the amount of assistance granted by the FAPDHS.

This reduction can be achieved in two ways:

  • A reduction of a fixed amount of $4 for each hour of service rendered, available to all persons eligible for the program
  • An additional subsidy of $1.95 to $15.60 per hour for service rendered (for a maximum subsidized amount of $19.60/hour), based on a calculation grid that takes into account the income and family situation of people aged 65 and over, or people under 65 referred by an Integrated health and social services centres (CISSS) or an Integrated university health and social services (CIUSSS).

Thus, the recipient only pays the difference between the rate charged by the enterprise and the amount of assistance granted by this subsidy. The Financial Assistance Program for Domestic Help Services (FAPDHS) is an incentive to obtain services from social economy enterprises in the home care field.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be covered by the health insurance plan
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Use the services of a social economy enterprise in domestic help recognized by the MSSS

For more information on the PEFSAD, we invite you to visit the website of the Régie de l’Assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

APPUI's Grant

Subsidized in-home assistance for family caregivers

In-home respite is a service where the person being cared for is taken care of in their own home for a few hours by a trained attendant to give the caregiver a break and allow them to leave the house. It is offered by EÉSADs such as Services West-Nette as part of their range of home care services. This respite is very often combined with another home support service such as assistance with hygiene or meals and stimulation activities can be done with the person being cared for.

Fees vary according to annual household income and services may be subsidized or not.

To learn more about the rates and eligibility criteria for this service, contact us by phone 514 626-1296 or by e-mail. To find out more abour about APPUI’s various services.

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