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Province doubling next round of payments

COVID benefits
Posted on 04/26/2021
COVID benefit graphicThe Ontario government is increasing financial support for parents of students by doubling the next round of payments through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit.

"COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our society, but we recognize that the pandemic has been particularly challenging for parents with school-age children," Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce writes in his April 25 letter to parents. 

Under this new round of funding, parents will 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 doubles the payments in the last round under the previous Support for Learners program.

Read Lecce's full letter and find out more details on how to apply here.

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