Here are the major benefit cheques are coming to Ontario in July


Published June 3, 2024 at 10:40 am

Benefit Cheques for July 2024
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With summer officially here, the distribution process for benefit cheques to eligible Canadians is now in full swing. With June’s cycle of cheques already kicking off this month, it’s important to keep an eye out for what the future holds, as permitted individuals may still be eligible for another round of cheques in July.

The benefit cheque cycle for the month of July is as follows:

Ontario Works or emergency assistance

Purpose-built for Ontario-based individuals struggling to meet their basic needs, including access to food and shelter. This service is provided on behalf of the Government of Ontario and provides limited assistance in the event of an emergency.

This includes financial aid from the Ontario Works and social assistance programs. 

As for eligibility, Ontarians must be 16 years of age and have Canadian citizenship, as well as be willing to engage in employment activities. Permitted access to these assistance programs will be based on household income, ownership, and family size.

Only one application is permitted per household. 

These emergency access programs are available for those enduring financial hardship due to an ongoing crisis, such as COVID-19, natural disasters, situations involving abuse and eviction. 

Next month’s payment date is July 31

Child Tax Credit 

As distributed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the tax-fee Child Tax Benefit is designed to help families financially support any children under 18. The Canadian Child Benefit (CCB) may encompass disability benefits and regional program assistance as well. 

July’s payment date for this program will be July 19. 

Additionally, the CCB has seen an over four per cent increase this year to $7,787.

Canadian Pension Plan and Old Age Security 

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension, helps Canadians between 65 and 74 with an income of less than $142,609. This program assists with living expenses by distributing $707.68 per month to eligible households. Those 75 and over — with an annual income of less than $148,179 — will see an increased monthly payment of  $778.45.

 Next month’s date of payment is July 29. 

Ontario Trillium Benefit

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

Those between 18 and 64 can receive a yearly payment of $1,194. 

Those in the retirement bracket of 65 years and over may receive up to $1,360 per year.

Next month’s payment date is July 10. 

GST/HST refund

The Canadian GST/HST refunds are national quarterly payments.

Those who are legally single may receive an annual amount of $496, while Canadians who are married or are common-law on paper are eligible to receive $650. Parents or Guardians with a child under 19 are eligible to receive $171 per child.

The next payment date is July 5, 2024

Canada Carbon Rebate 

This tax-free incentive helps Canadian families offset the ongoing cost of federal pollution pricing. Those eligible are households in small and rural communities. 

The next payment date is July 15.

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