Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Ontario government has announced a new round of funding that will double the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit. Parents and guardians will receive $400 per child aged 0 to Grade 12 and $500 per child and youth aged 21 years or younger with special needs to help offset additional learning costs during COVID-19.
Parents and guardians of students who received a payment through the Support for Learners program do not need to apply for the additional payment. The government will issue payments beginning April 26, 2021, in the same manner in which Support for Learners funding was received.
If you missed applying for this, applications will be open from May 3 to May 17, 2021.
Only one parent may apply for the funding, and the person should have custody of the child.
Children, youth or students are eligible if they attend a publicly funded school, attend a private school, attend a First Nation operated or federally operated school, attend school in-person or online, are homeschooled, are enrolled in child care or are at home.
Near North District School Board