On March 25th, the Ontario government announced several economic measures to help businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst these is the Support for Families program, which provides a one-time payment of $200 per child under 12 and $250 per child with special needs. All parents are eligible, regardless of income.
Unlike the federal Canada Child Benefit increase, parents must apply for the provincial program. A similar system was used to apply for the Support for Parents program which provided parents with $25 per strike day during the teachers’ strike. If you received a payment under the Support for Parents program, you do not need to reapply. If you selected cheque payment, did not receive a direct deposit payment, or have additional children not yet in school you must reapply and provide the following information.
Only one parent or guardian may apply for each child and parents/guardians must submit one application per child.
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