To be eligible for compensation, the rescuer must have sustained property damage or an injury, or died as a result of an act of good citizenship that took place in Québec. Someone who performs an act of good citizenship in Québec, but does not reside in the province, can also submit an application for benefits.
The act of good citizenship must have been:
- performed in Québec (on or after January 1, 1977); and
- performed voluntarily.
- have come to the assistance of someone because they had reasonable cause to believe that person to be in danger of his/her life or of bodily harm;
- have sustained bodily harm (injury to their psychological or physical health) or property damage;
- demonstrate, by a preponderance of evidence, that the bodily harm or property damage actually occurred, and provide objective proof of that fact; and
- submit an application within the time limit provided for by law.