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The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to most people 65 years of age and older who meet Canadian legal status and residence requirements. The payment amount for OAS is determined by how long you have lived in Canada after the age of 18.
The Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) helps parents with the cost of raising children under 18 by giving money to families.
You may be eligible to receive a maximum of $1,434 per child, per year, depending on your family net income and number of children.
The Ontario Child Care Fee Subsidy helps families pay for child care or support children with special needs.The amount you pay for child care depends on your family's adjusted net income.
A refundable childcare access and relief from expenses tax credit has been introduced for families with eligible child care expenses.
If you have a disability and need help with your expenses, you may be able to get help from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program helps cover the costs of more than 4,400 medications.
The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) program that lowers electricity bills for lower-income households.
The OESP provides a monthly credit to eligible customers based on:
- household income and
- household size.
The OESP credits are applied directly to eligible customers’ bills.
The Ontario Energy and Property Tax credit helps with property taxes and the sales tax on energy.
The amount is based on the amount of rent or property tax you paid for your principal residence in Ontario, the amount of energy costs paid for your principal residence on a reserve in Ontario, or the amount of what you paid for living in a public long-term care home in Ontario.
Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) helps Ontario seniors living on a low income by providing a monthly, non-taxable payment.
Your monthly GAINS payment will range between $2.50 and $83.00. The higher your income, the lower your payment.