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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
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

  • 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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Proof of residency required
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Last Verified On
June 27, 2019