The Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) consolidates several provincial child benefits into one benefit that is provided to low- and moderate-income families with children under 18 years old.
Since the introduction of the OCB in 2007, OCCS payments have been reduced by the amount of a family’s OCB. OCCS ended in July 2014 as the maximum annual OCB increased to $1,310 per child. The final OCCS entitlement will be paid for June 2014, with a final application deadline for this entitlement by December 31, 2015. Please note that no OCCS entitlements will be paid if an application is filed after December 31, 2015. Eligible families will continue to receive child benefit payments through the OCB.
As announced in the 2014 Ontario Budget, the government will begin indexing the OCB maximum benefit, and the income threshold at which the OCB starts to be reduced, to annual increases in the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI). This will take effect in July 2015, and will help safeguard the purchasing power of the OCB from erosion due to inflation.
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For answers to your questions about the:
Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families, call the Ministry of Finance at 1 866 668-8297 or 1 800 263-7776 for teletypewriter (TTY)
Ontario Child Benefit, call the Ministry of Children and Youth Services at 1 866 821-7770 or 1 800 387-5559 for teletypewriter (TTY)
Canada Child Tax Benefit, call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1 800 387-1193 or 1 800 665-0354 for teletypewriter (TTY)