On April 26, the Ontario government will begin issuing Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit payments of:

*       $400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12

*       $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs

If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply for this additional payment.

If you missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply for the benefit. Applications will be open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

This new round of payment through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit is in addition to payments provided by Support for Families(https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families )and the Support for Learners (https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners ) programs.

For more information please visit Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit (https://budget.ontario.ca/2021/chapter-1b.html )