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Ontario Only - Get support for families - $200 / Child

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[OP]
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Apr 7, 2018
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Richmond Hill, ON

Ontario Only - Get support for families - $200 / Child

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families

Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:
$200 for children aged 0 to 12
$250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs

Eligibility
There is no income cap on this program. All parents are eligible if you have a child who is:

up to 12 years old
up to 21 years old with special needs
If you have more than one child, you must submit one application per child.
Last edited by CrimsonKnight on Apr 6th, 2020 9:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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May 25, 2019
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"If you have already successfully applied to the Support for Parents program and received payment through direct deposit, you are automatically eligible for the Support for Families program. You will receive email confirmation with a reference number and the Support for Families funding through direct deposit within the next two weeks."

So if we already received the strike funds we dont have to apply?

Correct me if I'm wrong
[OP]
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Apr 7, 2018
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Richmond Hill, ON
I'm not an expert but I believe you do not have to apply as this amount is automatically given to you if you are applying for the other mention program.
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Nov 21, 2005
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Thats what it looks like. I applied for my 3 y/o who is not in school yet, and didnt apply for my 5 year old as i already applied during the labour disruptions.

Thanks
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Dec 28, 2011
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Sorry I don't see any link ? Could you please share ?
Deal Addict
Aug 19, 2006
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One could still qualify if child is not in school or day care ?
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Mar 22, 2013
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Thanks OP, I guess. A lot could have been done to make this clearer though.

The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of:
$200 for children aged 0-12, or
$250 for children with special needs aged 0-21.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families
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Aug 21, 2019
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Markham
FYI there is no income limit for this credit.
Member
Mar 2, 2011
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Gloucester
Maria8534 wrote: "If you have already successfully applied to the Support for Parents program and received payment through direct deposit, you are automatically eligible for the Support for Families program. You will receive email confirmation with a reference number and the Support for Families funding through direct deposit within the next two weeks."

So if we already received the strike funds we dont have to apply?

Correct me if I'm wrong
Did you already receive the school strike funds? I had applied as well via cheque but nothing yet. Didnt even know the strike was over
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pardesi_bhai wrote: Did you already receive the school strike funds? I had applied as well via cheque but nothing yet. Didnt even know the strike was over
Yes I received it weeks ago but I opted for direct deposit
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I'll have to get my wife to apply. We applied for the strike fund before the first strike day but my wife never received anything from that program so her application might have been one of the "computer glitch" applications. Guess we'll fill out a new one.
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Mar 2, 2011
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Maria8534 wrote: Yes I received it weeks ago but I opted for direct deposit
Ah interesting, we opted for the cheque, wonder how long before we receive that.
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pardesi_bhai wrote: Ah interesting, we opted for the cheque, wonder how long before we receive that.
I don't understand why you would want a cheque. The money would come out the same day, but you have to wait 3-5 business days for the cheque to be delivered.
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Aug 21, 2019
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Any restrictions on Citizens or Permanent Residents ? Or all residents of Ontario can apply?
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FoFai2015 wrote: I don't understand why you would want a cheque. The money would come out the same day, but you have to wait 3-5 business days for the cheque to be delivered.
My wife had applied and she didnt have that info on hand so opted for the cheque. I tried to submit a new application with the info but it said we have already applied for the child so I just left it as is. You say 3-5 business days, well when did this resolve? We havent received any cheque yet. Wonder who else signed up for cheques and has received anything
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pardesi_bhai wrote: My wife had applied and she didnt have that info on hand so opted for the cheque. I tried to submit a new application with the info but it said we have already applied for the child so I just left it as is. You say 3-5 business days, well when did this resolve? We havent received any cheque yet. Wonder who else signed up for cheques and has received anything
Tentative agreement was reached on March 20th. I haven't received my cheque either.
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zeddy wrote: Tentative agreement was reached on March 20th. I haven't received my cheque either.
It's not a done deal until it is ratified.
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zeddy wrote:
Tentative agreement was reached on March 20th. I haven't received my cheque either.
Wiseman wrote: It's not a done deal until it is ratified.
Thanks for the update guys

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