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Applications are now being accepted for Ontario's Support for Learners Program, which provides a cash boost of up to $250 per child in your household.

The program is meant to help parents with the additional costs of the school year due to COVID-19.

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Every parent can receive $200 for each of their children under 12 years old.

Parents can also qualify for $250 per child under 21 years old who has special needs.

To apply for the benefit, you can visit Ontario's online portal.

All you need to provide is the name of your child’s school and school board, your child’s date of birth, your personal information, a valid email address, and your banking information.*

Payments will be made to the parent of each child and will be directly deposited two weeks after applying.*

*This article has been updated.

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