Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses
In a letter to Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret commented on the draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses.
Currently, the amount of child support that can be excluded in calculating a student’s "other income" is $1,200 per year of allocation per dependent child. Under the draft Regulation, this amount would increase to $4,200. The Ombudsperson applauds this gain. However, she considers that all amounts received as child support should be excluded from the calculation.
Madam Rinfret feels that automatic indexation of this amount should be provided for until full exclusion is achieved. She therefore made a recommendation to that effect.