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 Reimbursement of travel, meal and accommodation expenses


​​​​​​​​​The IVAC reimburses eligible victims expenses incurred for travel, meal or accommodation in order to:

  • receive care
  • undergo medical examinations
  • complete an activity as part of their:
    • rehabilitation
    • reintegration

If required by the victim's physical or psychological condition, the person who must accompany them is entitled to the reimbursement of their travel or accommodation expenses.

How to file a reimbursement claim

Once your application for qualification has been accepted, you can file a claim for the reimbursement of your travel, meal or accommodation expenses. For some expenses, you will have to attach a copy of your receipts to obtain a reimbursement.


Online service​

You can file your reimbursement claim using our online service.

Your claim must be filed within 6 months of the acceptance of your application for qualification or the date on which the expenses were incurred.

Complete the Application for reimbursement of expenses​​

Travel expenses

Meal expenses

Meal expenses are reimbursed if the destination is more than 16 km from the victim's home. The reimbursement is established as follows:

  • Breakfast: a maximum of $13.75 is reimbursed for breakfast if the person leaves home before 7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: a maximum of $18.90 is reimbursed for lunch if the person leaves home before 11:30 a.m. and returns home after 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: a maximum of $28.50 is reimbursed if the person leaves home before 5:30 p.m. and returns home after 6:30 p.m.

Meal expenses may also be reimbursed when the destination is 16 km or less from the victim's home and they must remain on site:

  • between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In this case, breakfast is reimbursed up to a maximum of $13.75;
  • between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In this case, lunch is reimbursed up to a maximum of $18.90.

Amounts reimbursed for meals include tips and taxes.

Accommodation expenses

Accommodation in a hotel or with a relative or friend must first be authorized by the IVAC. The expenses are reimbursed at the following rates:

Accommodation in a hotel

Island of Montreal

  • Low season (November 1 to May 31): $151 per night
  • High season (June 1 to October 31): $166 per night

Quebec Metropolitan Community

  • Low season and high season: $127 per night

Gatineau, Laval and Longueuil

  • Low season (November 1 to May 31): $122 per night
  • High season (June 1 to October 31): $132 per night

Elsewhere in Quebec

  • Low season (November 1 to May 31): $100 per night
  • High season (June 1 to October 31): $104 per night

Goods and services tax (GST), Quebec sales tax (QST) and lodging tax are not included in these amounts. When they are applied, they must be reimbursed additionally.

A daily allowance of $7.75 for each day of travel that includes a stay in a hotel is also provided.

Accommodation with a relative or friend

The reimbursement granted is $22.25 per night.

Training or retraining program

A victim may be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses if they participate in a training or retraining program. The maximum amount reimbursed is $450 per week.​

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