89. Spouses are solidarily liable for the repayment of an amount granted under a financial assistance program provided for in Chapter I, II or V of Title II and recoverable under section 86, 87 or 88, whether the amount was granted to an independent adult or to a family that 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 that the notice provided for in section 97 was not received or that the claim is based on an act or omission by the person that the spouse could not reasonably have been aware of.
A spouse is not liable for the repayment if the spouse proves that the spouse’s real circumstances could not be declared because of the violent behaviour of the other spouse toward the spouse or the spouse’s dependent child.
In the cases described in the second and third paragraphs, the other spouse is solely liable for the entire debt.
2005, c. 15, s. 89; 2016, c. 25, s. 321.