The Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) helps low-to-moderate income families, regardless if they are working or not which aids to provide for their children. There is no application of eligibility for this benefit. What determines the amount received is a given year’s tax return. However, there are guidelines that must be met,
- The primary caregiver has a child under 18
- They are residents of Ontario
- Both the spouse and primary care giver have filed a tax return for the given year. This includes common law partnerships.
- Lastly the child or children are registered with the Federal Canada Child Tax Benefit Office