Quebec government to provide over $570 a week in financial compensation

Mar 17 2020, 6:21 am

Financial compensation from the provincial government is on its way.

The Quebec government made the announcement on Monday evening, offering compensation to citizens who’ve lost their revenue stream in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government is committing $573 a week to people who don’t qualify for employment insurance and who are self-isolating.

“The objective is that no one hesitates to isolate themselves for fear of losing their income,” reads a French tweet from Quebec Premier François Legault.

The $573 weekly compensation will be available for two to four weeks.

The program, known officially as Programme d’aide temporaire aux travailleurs (PATT COVID-19) is in association with The Red Cross.

PATT COVID-19 will be available to Quebecers confirmed with the virus, to those who are showing symptoms, people who have been in contact with an infected person, and those who have returned from abroad.

The application form to sign up for financial compensation will be available to fill out on Thursday, March 19 through the Quebec coronavirus website.

Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Quebec Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.