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COVID-19 Financial Relief

Site: Halton

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments If you have an Emergency, please call 9-1-1 (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 
 
Non-Emergency 
Halton Regional Police Service: 905-825-4777 (non-emergency) 
Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722 
Halton Region Public Health, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or 905 825-6000 or 3-1-1 
Telehealth Ontario, toll free 1-866-797-0000 
Health Canada's Novel Coronavirus Information Line, toll-free 1-833-784-4397 
 
Other COVID-19 support for residents of Halton 
* COVID-19 Information Sources 
* COVID-19 Community Support 
* COVID-19 Emergency Food Programs 
* COVID-19 Where to Donate 
* COVID-19 Mental Health & Well-being Resources 
* COVID-19 Support for Front Line Workers 
 
The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly * information will be added to this listing as it becomes available
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
 
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Description and Service Details
Description (Service) FEDERAL PROGRAMS 
 
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan * see website for details 
 
Service Canada has begun the gradual and safe reopening of in-person locations across the country by appointment only * access programs and services online 
 
 
Support for Individuals 
 
Find financial help during COVID-19 here 
 
Individuals and families: 
Employment Insurance (EI): as of September 27, 2020, those eligible for EI benefits will receive a minimum taxable benefit at a rate of $500 per week (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
Those not eligible for EI benefits may be eligible for one of the following: 
* Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 38 weeks for workers who are not employed or self-employed for reasons related to COVID-19 or have had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19 and are not eligible for Employment Insurance (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
* Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to a maximum of four weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19; are self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19; or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19 (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
* Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 38 weeks per household for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19; or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19 (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
Mortgage payment deferral (see here for more information) 
 
 
Support for Businesses 
 
Find financial help during COVID-19 here 
* see Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for more details 
 
 
Support for Sectors 
 
See Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for more details 
 
 
 
PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS 
 
To learn more about what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19, see here 
 
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance:  
* short-term financial support for those in a crisis or an emergency situation to assist with rent and food, for example 
* for eligibility and how to apply, see here 
* if you require assistance for a month or longer, apply for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program 
 
Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit: 
* provides financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19 pandemic  
* payments begin Apr 26 ($400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12 * $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs) 
* Support for Learners program applications will open from May 3-17, 2021 
* for eligibility and how to apply, see here 
 
 
Ontario Energy Board: 
* bill assistance programs for low-income consumers including the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP, a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers), Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP - monthly on-bill credit for electricity), and Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP - one-time emergency grant for electricity or natural gas bill) 
 
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP): 
* there is no longer a waiting period for OHIP coverage 
* most expired health cards remain valid until further notice 
* for more information see here 
 
 
 
OTHER ASSISTANCE 
 
Legal Information: 
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO):  
* practical answers to questions about the law relating to the COVID-19 situation, including employment and work, family law, housing law, and income assistance 
* updates about changes to government programs and court services 
* for more, see the Steps to Justice website 
 
Halton Community Legal Services, 905-875-2069 
 
Legal Aid Ontario, 1-800-668-8258 
 
Utilities Relief: 
For more information on gas companies' responses to COVID-19, see Union/Enbridge Gas 
 
For more information on hydro companies' responses to COVID-19, see: Burlington Hydro * Halton Hills Hydro * Milton Hydro * Oakville Hydro * Hydro One 
 
For more information on telecommunication companies' responses to COVID-19, see: Bell * Cogeco * Rogers * Shaw * Telus
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program, contact for details
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Business Financing ~ COVID-19 ; COVID Related Benefits ; Disaster Related Cash Grants ~ COVID-19 ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ COVID-19 ; Utility Assistance ~ COVID-19 ; Wage Subsidy Funds ~ COVID-19

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