Child support to no longer impact child care subsidy applications

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The Province has announced that child support payments will no longer impact eligibility for parents already receiving or applying for child care subsidies starting on Friday.

In a release the Province says the change will either make more subsidies available to families, or increase the amount of subsidy they are able to receive.

The monthly subsidy is intended to support low-income families with the costs of child care. The amount families receive depends on the family’s income and size, the ages of the children and the type of child care provided.

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In the release minister of children and family development Stephanie Cadieux said, “Parents who receive child support payments shouldn’t be penalized when applying for additional supports. These changes fix what we have heard from parents needed to be fixed and makes sure that the Child Care Subsidy program is working for the families who need it most.”

Families will also not have to re-apply for their monthly subsidy every year, and the application form has been streamlined to make the process easier for families applying.

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