Is your allergic child eligible for one of these two financial assistance programs?
In some cases, the Government of Québec will provide financial support to families and also to daycares that care for allergic children. These allowances include the Allowance for the integration of a disabled child and the Supplement for a disabled child.
To be eligible for these financial assistance programs, the child’s allergy must be considered a disability based on the criteria established by the government: the child must have multiple food allergies that affect at least 3 different food groups that are consumed on a daily basis, and the potential severity of an allergic reaction must require emergency treatment to be available at all times.
Your request must be completed and signed by an allergist before being submitted to the Régie des rentes. It should be noted that some children with three allergies are not eligible according to the Régie, which recognizes the following food groups: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, wheat and gluten, soy, mustard, sesame, and beef.
For more information, visit the Government of Québec’s website: Allowance for the Integration of a Disabled Child and Supplement for a disabled child