The Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) is a provincial program that helps low income families provide for children under 18. Payments are issued monthly to eligible families along with their Canada Child Benefit.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is based on the number of children under 18 in your family and your family net income as reported on your income tax return.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be a primary caregiver (as defined by Canada Revenue Agency) for one or more children under 18
  • file your income tax return
  • register your children for the Canada Child Benefit
  • have a net income below the OCB income levels

How to Apply

The Canada Revenue Agency will automatically review your eligibility for this benefit once your (and your spouse’s) income tax return is assessed and you have registered for the Canada Child Benefit.

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