A week after the massive storm that plunged more than half a million Quebecers into darkness, the provincial government on Saturday announced financial compensation for social assistance recipients affected by prolonged power outages.
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A claimant living in a dwelling affected by a power outage lasting more than 24 hours will be able to receive an amount of $75 for each member of the family, for a maximum amount of $300.
“Following the violent storms that occurred on May 21, it is essential to support the most vulnerable people in our society. In this sense, your government is acting to directly help the families and people benefiting from social assistance programs affected by the prolonged power outages that have occurred in certain places,” said Minister of Social Solidarity, Jean Ball.
To receive financial support, recipients must go to the nearest Services Québec office or complete a form available online.
As of Saturday, more than 20,000 Quebecers were still without power.