110. Spouses are solidarily liable for the repayment of an amount granted under a last resort financial assistance program and recoverable under the first paragraph of section 100 or section 101, whether the amount was granted to an independent adult or to a family which included one or two adults.
However, the spouse of a person to whom a benefit was granted is not liable for the repayment if the spouse proves not having received the notice provided for in section 112 or proves that the claim is based on an act or omission of the person which the spouse could not reasonably have been aware of.
Likewise, a spouse is not liable for the repayment if the spouse proves that the spouse’s real circumstances could not be declared by reason of the violent behaviour of the other spouse toward the spouse or the spouse’s dependent child.
In the cases described in the second or third paragraph, the other spouse is solely liable for the entire debt.
1998, c. 36, s. 110; 2002, c. 51, s. 17.