Government Benefit Cheques Coming in For May and June in Ontario: What You Need to Know

As the spring season unfolds, eligible residents in Ontario can anticipate receiving additional government benefit cheques in the upcoming months. These payments offer crucial financial support, particularly during challenging times. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the various benefit cheques scheduled for May and June:

Ontario Works or Emergency Assistance

Ontario Works, also known as social assistance, provides financial aid to individuals facing financial hardships, enabling them to purchase essentials like food and pay for shelter. Emergency assistance, on the other hand, offers short-term financial support during crises or emergencies. To qualify for these benefits, applicants must meet specific criteria:

  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be at least 16 years old, Ontario residents with Canadian status, and willing to participate in employment-related activities. Household income, ownership, and family size are also considered.
  • Application Process: Only one application is needed per family.

Emergency assistance is available for individuals in crisis situations, such as those affected by COVID-19, facing eviction, leaving an abusive situation, or experiencing a natural disaster.

Payment Dates:

  • Ontario Works or Emergency Assistance: Ongoing basis
  • Next Payment Dates: May 31, June 28
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Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS)

For residents aged 65 and over, the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) provides a maximum monthly payment of $1,306.57. The Old Age Security (OAS) pension offers the following monthly payments:

  • Ages 65 to 74: Up to $707.68 (annual income less than $142,609)
  • Ages 75 and over: Up to $778.45 (annual income less than $148,179)

Payments for CPP and OAS are distributed monthly.

Payment Dates:

  • CPP and OAS: Ongoing basis
  • Next Payment Dates: May 29, June 26

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers the tax-free monthly Child Tax Credit benefit, providing support to eligible families with children under 18. The Ontario Child Benefit offers up to $1,607 annually per child, based on family net income and the number of children under 18.

Payment Dates:

  • CTC and Ontario Child Benefit: Ongoing basis
  • Next Payment Dates: May 17, June 20

Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB)

The Ontario Trillium Benefit is disbursed monthly and includes the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, the Northern Ontario Energy Credit, and the Ontario Sales Tax Credit.

  • Annual Amounts: Up to $1,194 (ages 18-64), up to $1,360 (ages 65 and over)

Payment Dates:

  • OTB: Ongoing basis
  • Next Payment Dates: May 10, June 10

These government benefit cheques play a crucial role in providing financial assistance to eligible residents in Ontario. It’s important for individuals to be aware of the eligibility criteria and payment dates to ensure they receive the support they need.

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