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Offline Laura

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Ontario Child Benefit 2008
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:31:03 PM »
The Ontario Child Benefit is part of Ontarioís plan to expand opportunity for low-income families.

In July 2007, eligible families received a one-time down payment of up to $250 for each dependent child under 18. Beginning in July 2008, the Ontario Child Benefit will be delivered to eligible families each month.

In July 2008, about 460,000 families will receive a monthly Ontario Child Benefit payment of up to $600 per child annually. When the program is fully implemented in 2011, more than 600,000 low-income families will receive up to $1,100 per child annually.

Your payment is based on the number of children under age 18 in your family and your family net income. You may be eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit whether you work or not.

The maximum amount you may be eligible for will increase over the next four years. It will be up to:

$600 a year per child starting in July 2008
$805 a year per child starting in July 2009
$900 a year per child starting in July 2010
$1,100 a year per child starting in July 2011.


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