Increase in legal aid eligibility thresholds
Between 2006 and 2010, the Québec government increased the eligibility thresholds for legal aid. The thresholds set the maximum amount a person can earn while still remaining eligible for free or contributory legal services. This helped bring the thresholds into line with current earnings, following a 20-year freeze on the thresholds for a single person and a 10-year freeze on the thresholds for other categories of beneficiaries.
Starting on January 1, 2011, the eligibility thresholds have been indexed annually.