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Changes to eligibility for child care fee subsidies

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Government of Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
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Publication Date: 
29 Jan 2007

Excerpts from the fact sheet:

Until December 31, 2006 eligibility for a child care fee subsidy was through a needs-based test. This required the ongoing evaluation of several documents such as household receipts and bank statements.

As of January 1, 2007, the new test to determine eligibility:
- is based only on net family income
- will be easier for families to apply for and for municipalities to administer
- will provide a consistent way to determine eligibility
- means more families across a range of incomes could receive a fee subsidy and reduce their child care costs.