Ontario. Ministry of Finance
Service: Guaranteed Annual Income System and Ontario Child Care Supplement - Ontario Child Benefit
|Record #: OCR0105||Last Modified: 08 May 2020||Last Full Update: 27 Jun 2019|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Office Phone||Toll free 1-866-668-8297 (1-866-ONT-TAXS)|
|Located In Community||Oshawa|
|Intersection||King St E and Centre St N|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Provincial tax credits and benefits
Ontario Child Benefit: Tax-free monthly payment for low- to moderate-income families with children under 18 years of age. * It is paid to all eligible recipients whether they work or not. * The payment is based on the number of children under 18 years of age in the applicant's family and their adjusted family net income. * The maximum annual Ontario Child Benefit increased to $1,403 per eligible child.
Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS): Monthly payments to qualifying pensioners on top of the federal Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments.
|Eligibility||Ontario residents * primary caregiver of a child under 18 years of age * must have filed and had assessed the previous year's personal income tax return – and so has the applicant's spouse or common-law partner, if they are married or in a common-law relationship * must have registered the child for the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit
GAINS: must live in Ontario * must be 65 or older * receive federal OAS and GIS * live in Ontario for the past 12 months, or for a total of 20 years since turning 18 * have 10 or more years of Canadian residency * total income from all sources is below the level guaranteed by the province
|Application||Call or visit the website for general information * for specific information about a payment, contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) toll free at 1-800-387-1193 (TTY 1-800-665-0354)|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Physical Access||Not Applicable - Not open to the public|