The Ministry of Education has announced that there has been an increase in support for parents through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit. Parents will now receive $400 for each child aged 0 to Grade 12 and $500 for children and youth 21 years old or younger with special needs. This is an increase from the previously offered $200 for each child aged 0 to Grade 12 and $250 for children and youth 21 years old or younger with special needs.
Parents who have received the Support for Learners payments will automatically receive the new benefit starting April 26, 2021. Parents who have not applied for or receive the Support for Learners program can apply for the new funding starting May 3 to May 17.
More details on how to apply for this new round will be available in the coming weeks on the new Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit web page.