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Ontario. Ministry of Finance
Guaranteed Annual Income System and Ontario Child Care Supplement - Ontario Child Benefit
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Provincial tax credits and benefits:

1. Ontario Child Benefit:
  • tax-free monthly payment for low- to moderate-income families with children under 18 years of age.
  • paid to all eligible recipients whether they work or not.
  • payment is based on the number of children under 18 years of age in the applicant's family and their adjusted family net income.
  • maximum annual Ontario Child Benefit : $1,461 per eligible child.

 2. Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS):
  • monthly payments to qualifying pensioners on top of the federal Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments.
Hours of Operation
Unspecified
Eligibility
1. Ontario Child Benefit:
  • Ontario resident
  • primary caregiver of a child under 18 years of age
  • must have filed and had assessed the previous year's personal income tax return - and so has the applicant's spouse or common-law partner, if they are married or in a common-law relationship
  • must have registered the child for the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit


2. GAINS:
  • Ontario resident
  • live in Ontario for the past 12 months, or for a total of 20 years since turning 18
  • must be 65 or older
  • receive federal OAS and GIS
  • have 10 or more years of Canadian residency
  • total income from all sources is below the level guaranteed by the province
Application Process
Call or visit the website for general information. For specific information about a payment, contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) toll free at 1-800-387-1193 (TTY 1-800-665-0354)
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None
Documents Required
Proof of residency required
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Not Applicable - Not open to the public
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(30) Provincial Government
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Last Verified On
June 27, 2019